Special Report

American Counties With the Lowest Smoking Rates

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30. Placer County, California
> Smoking rate: 11.7%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 12.5% — 109th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 226.4 — 98th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 82.40 — 134th highest of 3,073 counties

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29. Fairfield County, Connecticut
> Smoking rate: 11.7%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 11.9% — 61st lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 216.2 — 72nd lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 82.98 — 81st highest of 3,073 counties

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28. Fairfax city, Virginia
> Smoking rate: 11.6%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 12.8% — 133rd lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 345.5 — 972nd lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 77.37 — 1,469th lowest of 3,073 counties

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27. San Juan County, Washington
> Smoking rate: 11.6%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 13.0% — 157th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 169.9 — 15th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 86.17 — 16th highest of 3,073 counties

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26. Box Elder County, Utah
> Smoking rate: 11.5%
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.1% — 737th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 318.1 — 655th lowest of 3,081 counties
> Life expectancy at birth (years): 78.96 — 933rd highest of 3,073 counties