In the past several years, thanks to increased awareness and stricter public smoking laws, cigarette smoking has been on the decline. In fact, less than 20% of adults over the age of 18 smoked in 2010!
However, some people still aren't taking the hint thanks to their state's lack of interest in promoting healthy breathing.
Based on smoking (and quit) rates, smoking bans and restrictions, cigarette taxes and sales, and deaths attributable to smoking, here are the 10 states most addicted to smoking:
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As if there wasn't already enough, here is more bad news for smokers!
A study of 982 stroke patients, 264 of which smoked cigarettes, has found that smokers are TWICE as likely to have strokes as non-smokers and they'll get them almost decade before non-smokers!
Dr. Andrew Pipe, one of the study's authors, said:
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We LOVE giving our readers any reason to quit smoking possible, so here is another!
25% of American adults surveyed in a recent poll said they have LESS respect for those who smoke cigarettes!
That's 1 in 4 people looking down on you because of that cigarette in your mouth! What if that person is a possible employer or girlfriend?
We're not saying it's right, but simply presenting the facts. Think about it!
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