U.S. states with the highest smoking rates among adults in 2016

U.S. states with highest adult smoking rates 2016 This statistic shows the U.S. states with the highest smoking rates among adults during 2016. In that year, West Virginia was ranked first in that category with a smoker rate of 24.8 percent among its adult population.
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Percentage of adults
West Virginia24.8%
Kentucky24.5%
Arkansas23.6%
Louisiana22.8%
Mississippi22.7%
Ohio22.5%
Missouri22.1%
Tennessee22.1%
Alabama21.5%
Indiana21.1%
Percentage of adults
West Virginia24.8%
Kentucky24.5%
Arkansas23.6%
Louisiana22.8%
Mississippi22.7%
Ohio22.5%
Missouri22.1%
Tennessee22.1%
Alabama21.5%
Indiana21.1%
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This statistic shows the U.S. states with the highest smoking rates among adults during 2016. In that year, West Virginia was ranked first in that category with a smoker rate of 24.8 percent among its adult population.
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Release date
October 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Age group
18 years and older
Supplementary notes
The data shows adults who reported that they currently smoked every day or some days. Percentages are weighted to reflect population characteristics.
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