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Smoking rates in the Tri-States are higher than national averages

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) - The number of smokers in the U.S. has dropped significantly over the past 20 years, but the Tri-States still sits above state and national averages.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation measured the percentage of daily smokers. Marion County, Mo. is the highest in the Tri-State area at 22.6%.

The new report says McDonough County, Ill. is at the state average of 13.7% and the lowest in our area.

Coming up on WGEM News At Ten, we'll hear from health officials about why the numbers are so high here.

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