These U.S. States Smoke the Most, Ranked, California Isn’t the Healthiest

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A recent report by NiceRX shows differences in cigarette use between states. Smoking is a main contributor to lung cancer, heart disease and puts people at a higher risk of several illnesses and diseases. Avoiding negative and destructive habits is important to living a long and healthy life.

West Virginia Smokes the Most

Nearly a quarter (23.8%) of adults in West Virginia use cigarettes. West Virginia is also 2nd to last in self-reported obesity (39.7%) and has the 2nd lowest life expectancy in the country at 74.5 years.

States That Smoke the Most

  1. West Virginia | 23.8%
  2. Kentucky | 23.6%
  3. Louisiana | 21.9%
  4. Ohio | 20.8%
  5. Mississippi | 20.4%
  6. Alabama | 20.2%
  7. Arkansas | 20.2%
  8. Tennessee | 19.9%
  9. Missouri | 19.6%
  10. Indiana | 19.2%

States That Smoke the Least

  1. Utah | 7.9%
  2. California | 10.0%
  3. Massachusetts | 12.0%
  4. Connecticut | 12.1%
  5. Hawaii | 12.3%
  6. Washington | 12.6%
  7. Maryland | 12.7%
  8. New York | 12.7%
  9. Rhode Island | 13.3%
  10. Colorado | 13.5%
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