The U.S. States That Smoke The Most

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a map showing where the 15% of Americans who smoke reside.

This 15% is down from 20% just fifteen years ago.

According to Statista:

The most smoke-free state is Utah, where 9.1 percent of adults admit to the habit. On the other end of the scale, 26 percent of Kentucky residents represent the most prolific tobacco consumers. Outside of the 50 states, Guam actually has the highest rate of smokers, at 27.4 percent. Puerto Rico, on the other hand has the second lowest rate – 10.7 percent.

No matter where smokers reside, one statistic remains the same: “Two-thirds of smokers will die early from cigarette-triggered illness–unless they choose to kick the habit.”



Regan Pifer

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Reagan Pifer has taught and researched American history and politics in higher education for ten years. These are her rants.