Thursday marks the Great American Smokeout, with the American Cancer Society challenging people to stop using tobacco. Check out where people still smoke the most in the United States.
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 10 states with the most smokers.
10. Michigan -- 23.2 percent
9. Tennessee -- 23.6 percent
8. Louisiana -- 24.1 percent
7. (tie) Indiana -- 24.7 percent
7. (tie) Missouri -- 24.7 percent
5. Ohio -- 25.0 percent
4. Oklahoma -- 25.2 percent
3. Mississippi -- 27 percent
2. West Virginia -- 29.9 percent
1. Kentucky -- 30.2 percent
Click here to read more about the Gallup-Healthways poll.
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Santa Maria Police are investigating a stabbing near the Town Center Mall Wednesday afternoon.
Photo Courtesy: Chris Klein
Southbound Highway 101 traffic has returned to normal after a series of Wednesday morning accidents near the Gaviota tunnel.
Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is drunker than you.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies are on an active pursuit of a suspect out of Carpinteria.
The last minute rush to buy groceries for Thanksgiving meals made for long lines, but those lines were even longer on Wednesday due to Haggen store closings.
Jason Feist has some of the top surfboards, paddleboards, and accessories on the Central Coast. What he doesn't have now is a flow of customers, he says, because of the massive amount of construction going on outside of his front door.
Source: Ventura Police Department
Police have arrested a Ventura resident for allegedly having sex with a minor. Jonathan Burton, 24, now faces multiple child molestation charges.
It's common knowledge, living on the central coast is expensive; Bills can add up quickly with food, childcare, health care, housing and transportation.
Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.
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With Christina Applegate celebrating her 44th birthday on Wednesday, join us for a look at where she and her "Married… with Children" co-stars are today.
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