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Kentucky has highest rate of smokers

Kentucky leads the nation in a new survey, but it's nothing health officials will be proud of.

We looked through some data from the Gallup-Healthways well-being index and it shows Kentucky has the highest percentage of smokers of any state.

The data found 29% of Kentuckians say they smoke.

Ten other states, all in the south and Midwest, also have smoking rates at 25% or higher.

Utah had the lowest smoking rate in the country at 11%.


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