Tobacco in Populations/Communities

Riley Vann

Populations of Tobacco in Big Cities

Smoking is everywhere. Smoking is not something you should take lightly because it is very harmful to your body and is life threatening. Some cities have a bigger population of smokers than other states do. The lowest smoking rate is in Utah and the highest smoking rate is in Kentucky. For non-smokers it is usually very unpleasant to be around smokers because of the smell and breathing in the smoke. Some non-smokers think smoking is just plain gross.

Tobacco Use in Kentucky

Kentucky has the highest smoking rate out of all 50 states. 26.5% of adults smoke in Kentucky that's almost 900,000 people. 17.9% of High School students which is just a little over 40,000 students. Smoking kills people more than alcohol, car crashes, suicides, and murders combined. 8,900 adults die each year from their own smoking and 119,000 kids under 18 will die prematurely from smoking.

Tobacco Use in Utah

Utah has the lowest smoking rate in the United States. 10.3% of adults smoke in Utah which is just over 200,000. 4.4% of High School students smoke which is almost 9,000. 1,300 adults die each year from their own smoking, this is much less than in Kentucky but still needs to drop. 39,000 kids under 18 will die prematurely from smoking, a lot less than in Kentucky but still a lot of kids.

Tobacco Use

Smoking and Tobacco use in general is not good for anyone. You should always think before accepting the offer of tobacco because it will cause problems no matter what. Even if you quit tobacco it can still hurt you later on in life. Make the right choice and say no to tobacco.

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