Special Report

States With the Most Smokers

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5. Mississippi
> Adults who smoke every day: 16.4%
> Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people: 54.7 (4th highest)
> Cigarette excise tax: $0.68 (13th lowest)
> Adults reporting poor health 8.0% (3rd highest)

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4. Ohio
> Adults who smoke every day: 16.5%
> Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people: 49.0 (11th highest)
> Cigarette excise tax: $1.60 (25th highest)
> Adults reporting poor health 4.7% (22nd highest)

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3. Arkansas
> Adults who smoke every day: 16.7%
> Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people: 57.1 (3rd highest)
> Cigarette excise tax: $1.15 (18th lowest)
> Adults reporting poor health 7.5% (4th highest)

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2. Kentucky
> Adults who smoke every day: 19.4%
> Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people: 64.3 (the highest)
> Cigarette excise tax: $0.60 (9th lowest)
> Adults reporting poor health 8.0% (2nd highest)

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1. West Virginia
> Adults who smoke every day: 20.0%
> Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people: 57.3 (2nd highest)
> Cigarette excise tax: $1.20 (19th lowest)
> Adults reporting poor health 8.7% (the highest)

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