It's encouraging to see that the number of smokers in America has gone down in recent years, even if traditional "smoking" is being replaced by vaping in some cases. We are at least heading in the right direction. Despite the reduction, cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. More than 480,000 deaths each year are blamed on smoking tobacco, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

As with any vice, some cities seem to do it more than others. This article will look at a recent report from 247tempo.com that lists the city in each state that has the most smokers - in particular the Indiana city with the most smokers.

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The results are based on the percentage of adults who smoke regularly, the premature death rate, the percentage of adults in poor health, and the life expectancy - comparing each to the state's average. So, keeping that in mind, can you guess the Indiana city with the most smokers? You might be surprised by the answer - I know I was.

The Indiana City With the Most Smokers is...

Would you believe that TERRE HAUTE has more smokers than any other city in Indiana? According to this report, it is true. Here are the numbers...

  • Adults smoking regularly: 23.7% (state: 20.2%)
  • Premature death rate: 463 per 100,000 people (state: 420 per 100,000 people)
  • Adults in poor or fair health: 16.9% (state: 15.1%)
  • Life expectancy: 75.8 years (state: 76.51 years)
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Which City Has the Most Smokers in the United States?

It looks like the unfortunate title of "City With the Most Smokers in America" goes to Beckley, West Virginia. You can see that their numbers are quite a bit higher (in the wrong direction) than Terre Haute.

  • Adults who smoke regularly: 26.10%
  • Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.95% — #9 highest out of 384
  • Life expectancy at birth: 71.94 years — #384 highest out of 384
  • Premature deaths: 644 per 100,000 people — #1 highest out of 384
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Visit 247tempo.com to see the results for the rest of the United States.

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