Special Report

States With the Most Smokers

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35. Arizona
> Pct. adults smokers:
16.5%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $2.00 (11th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 169.6 (5th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 321.0 (25th lowest)

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34. Illinois
> Pct. adults smokers:
16.5%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.98 (16th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 198.6 (17th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 321.0 (25th lowest)

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33. Nevada
> Pct. adults smokers:
17.0%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.80 (17th highest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 188.1 (22nd lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 360.7 (16th highest)

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32. Oregon
> Pct. adults smokers:
17.0%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $1.32 (22nd lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 192.1 (24th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 308.5 (17th lowest)

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31. Nebraska
> Pct. adults smokers:
17.3%
> State cigarette tax/pack: $0.64 (12th lowest)
> Cancer deaths per 100,000: 185.4 (19th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 302.1 (14th lowest)

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