Special Report

States With the Most Smokers

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50. Utah
> Pct. adults smokers:
9.7%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.70 (19th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 146.1 (the lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 287.7 (11th lowest)

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49. California
> Pct. adults smokers:
12.9%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.87 (16th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 170.1 (6th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 272.5 (4th lowest)

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48. Hawaii
> Pct. adults smokers:
14.1%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $3.20 (5th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 155.4 (2nd lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 278.7 (5th lowest)

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47. New York
> Pct. adults smokers:
14.4%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $4.35 (the highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 179.9 (12th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 282.5 (8th lowest)

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46. Texas
> Pct. adults smokers:
14.5%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.41 (25th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 182.3 (15th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 340.0 (23rd highest)

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