Special Report

States With the Most Smokers

river and colourful mountains of Colorado during foliage season
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40. Colorado
> Pct. adults smokers:
15.7%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.84 (15th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 162.2 (3rd lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 279.4 (6th lowest)

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39. Idaho
> Pct. adults smokers:
15.9%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.57 (8th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 175.8 (9th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 308.5 (17th lowest)

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38. Minnesota
> Pct. adults smokers:
16.3%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $3.00 (8th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 179.5 (11th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 262.4 (the lowest)

Newport Pier, Welcome Aboard Sign, at Morning Twilight
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37. Rhode Island
> Pct. adults smokers:
16.3%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $3.75 (2nd highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 192.4 (23rd highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 299.3 (13th lowest)

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36. Vermont
> Pct. adults smokers:
16.4%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $3.08 (6th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 191.0 (25th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 288.7 (12th lowest)

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