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Smoking Rate Drops

Smoking Rate Drops

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Friday that Oklahoma now ranks 39th among all states for adult smoking, an improvement from 47th last year. Oklahoma's smoking percentage dropped from 26.1% in 2011 to 23.3 percent in 2012, a new historic low rate for Oklahoma. "This is another great milestone in our efforts to reduce the negative health effects of tobacco in our state," said State Health Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline. "While it is fantastic to see Oklahoma out of the bottom ten states for smoking rates, we still have work to do to reduce the devastating health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke."

 

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