Which states smoke the most?


More people smoke cigarettes in the South and Midwest than in the Northeast and West.

According to a new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being poll, Utah remains the state with the lowest percentage of smokers (12.2%), a distinction it has held since Gallup and Healthways began tracking smoking habits in 2008.

Kentucky (30.2%) and West Virginia (29.9%) have the highest smoking rates in the nation, as has been the case since 2008.

While smoking rates declined in nearly all states from 2008 -- the first year Gallup and Healthways collected enough data on smoking habits to allow state-level estimates -- to 2013, the states with the top 10 highest and lowest smoking rates are largely the same as they were six years ago. Nationally, the smoking rate fell to 19.7% in 2013 from 21.1% in 2008.

Minnesota made the list of states with the lowest smoking rates:

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