Special Report

The City With the Most Smokers in Every State

 

Alabama: Gadsden
> Smoking rate: 23.1% (Alabama: 20.0%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.0% (Alabama: 21.4%)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 559.2 (Alabama: 471.6)
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 73.33 (Alabama: 75.55)

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Alaska: Anchorage
> Smoking rate: 17.8% (Alaska: 18.5%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 14.8% (Alaska: 15.6%)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 345.5 (Alaska: 350.9)
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 79.38 (Alaska: 79.03)

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Arizona: Lake Havasu City-Kingman
> Smoking rate: 24.6% (Arizona: 14.5%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.5% (Arizona: 18.6%)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 494.8 (Arizona: 331.1)
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 76.01 (Arizona: 79.99)

Arkansas: Pine Bluff
> Smoking rate: 25.2% (Arkansas: 23.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.0% (Arkansas: 23.3%)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 563.7 (Arkansas: 457.4)
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 73.82 (Arkansas: 76.05)

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California: Visalia
> Smoking rate: 17.5% (California: 11.5%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.0% (California: 17.6%)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 356.1 (California: 268.4)
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 78.67 (California: 81.68)