Special Report

American Counties With the Lowest Smoking Rates

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50. Chittenden County, Vermont
> Smoking rate: 12.5%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 11.2% — 25th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 249.6 — 189th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 81.76 — 210th highest of 3,073 counties

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49. Broomfield County, Colorado
> Smoking rate: 12.5%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 10.0% — 6th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 205.0 — 47th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 82.76 — 98th highest of 3,073 counties

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48. Fort Bend County, Texas
> Smoking rate: 12.5%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 14.9% — 514th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 218.6 — 81st lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 83.02 — 78th highest of 3,073 counties

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47. Ventura County, California
> Smoking rate: 12.3%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.6% — 1,101st lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 228.9 — 113th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 82.53 — 123rd highest of 3,073 counties

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46. Middlesex County, Massachusetts
> Smoking rate: 12.3%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 11.1% — 23rd lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 222.6 — 86th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 82.37 — 140th highest of 3,073 counties