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October 25, 2014

HOT BLAST: Who smokes? The poor and the young

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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:55 am

Very useful data from The Washington Post on tobacco use in the United States:

On a state-by-state level, that certainly appears to be true. Take Kentucky and West Virginia, for instance, which each sport smoking rates well above the national average, according to the CDC's report. More than 28 percent of Kentucky's and West Virginia's adult population were regular or frequent smokers as of 2012. In Utah, smokers made up barely more than 10 percent of the population; in California, just over 12 percent; and in New York, just over 16 percent. The national smoking rate was just above 18 percent.

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