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updated 3:35 PM UTC, Mar 19, 2019

Wisconsin Smoking Rate Down, But Still Higher Than National Average

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

The Wisconsin Department of Health reports the state's smoking rate is down to 16 percent -- an all-time low. That rate was 21 percent just seven years ago. The study shows low-income residents and minorities continue to smoke at much higher rates. Those numbers are also headed down, but not as rapidly as the overall figure. Wisconsin's rate of 16 percent is still higher than the national smoking rate of 14 percent.

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