A poll by Gallup-Healthways breaks down smoking rates by state according to results of a phone survey of 353,492 people nationwide. Here are the 20 states with the most smokers.
20. Pennsylvania -- 22 percent
19. Iowa -- 22.5 percent
18. (tie) Delaware -- 22.6 percent
18. (tie) North Carolina -- 22.6 percent
18. (tie) South Dakota -- 22.6 percent
15. Nevada -- 23.3 percent
14. Michigan -- 24.3 percent
13. Indiana -- 24.4 percent
12. South Carolina -- 24.5 percent
11. Alabama -- 25.2 percent
10. (tie) Alaska -- 25.3 percent
10. (tie) Louisiana -- 25.3 percent
8. Mississippi -- 25.4 percent
7. Ohio -- 25.8 percent
6. (tie) Arkansas -- 25.9 percent
6. (tie) Tennessee -- 25.9 percent
4. Missouri -- 26.2 percent
3. Oklahoma -- 26.6 percent
2. West Virginia -- 26.8 percent
1. Kentucky -- 27.6 percent
Click here to read more about the Gallup Healthways poll.
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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide at a residence in the 2200 block of Alamo Pintado Avenue in Los Olivos Thursday morning.
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Santa Barbara Police Chief Cam Sanchez was involved in a serious car accident last Friday morning.
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A Santa Barbara man believed to be involved in an auto burglary was caught by Santa Barbara Police who had him at gunpoint before getting handcuffs on his wrists.
Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a fully involved barn fire in Los Olivos Thursday morning.
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Paso Robles police arrested 26-year-old Jose Ayala Martinez, of San Miguel, early Thursday and booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail on domestic violence related charges.
Local man caught a big lobster off Santa Barbara coast, exactly one year after catching another giant crustacean.
A previously scheduled concert at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos is now offering free admission in light of Thursday's tragic events.
Year of misfortune leaves family of six confronted with homelessness.
Three schools in Los Olivos have been placed on lock down Thursday morning as Sheriff's deputies swarm a home in the 2200 block of Alamo Pintado.
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