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What Are the States with the Largest Number of Smokers?

Posted on 5th May, 2021

by Legal Staff

Over 34 million people in the US are smokers, which means that a staggering one in every 14 adults smokes cigarettes.

Unfortunately, tobacco use takes a heavy toll on the health of smokers, as approximately 16 million individuals are currently struggling with smoking-related diseases.

However, there are significant disparities between the states with the largest and the smallest number of smokers throughout the United States.

The state with the smallest number of smokers is by far Utah, whereas the state with the largest number of smokers is Kentucky. Accordingly, while only 11.7% of Utah residents are smokers, 28.3% of Kentucky residents engage in cigarette smoking regularly. The following are the next nine states with the most significant number of smokers:

  • West Virginia
  • Oklahoma
  • Missouri
  • Tennessee
  • Indiana
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • Louisiana

While smoking had dropped from 42.4% in 1965 to 18% in 2012, 67% of smokers will likely die of a disease caused by unhealthy habits.

Lung cancer is still the number one cause of cancer death in both men and women in the country, with 1 in 15 people developing this malignant disease, which, in 90% of cases, is the result of tobacco smoking.

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If you are someone who began smoking before 1964 when you were underage you may be able to file a tobacco claim against the liable tobacco company in question.

Furthermore, you may be eligible for compensation from the companies whose cigarettes you have been smoking if you struggle with the following diseases:

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