The 10 States Most Addicted to Smoking
Leaders of the pack
Antismoking efforts are hard to avoid nowadays. Cigarette packaging will get graphic new warning labels in 2012, and 38 states have at least some restrictions as to where a person can light up. (New York State has even banned smoking in public parks.) But despite this increased regulation, plenty of Americans continue to smokelike chimneys.
Using government data on smoking (and quit) rates, smoking bans and restrictions, cigarette taxes and sales, and deaths attributable to smoking, Health.com identified the 10 states where people are most likely to literally smoke themselves to death. Here they are, in alphabetical order.