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Ball State Smoking Study: IN 7th Highest Rate in Nation

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A new report entitled, “the Burden of Adult Smoking in Indiana 2012” was recently released by Ball State University's Global Health Institute. According to the data, Indiana has the 7th highest smoking rate in the nation. 25-point-six percent of Hoosiers are smokers, with the highest percentage per age group being 25 to 44 year olds, at 40-percent, and more men than women are smokers. Education and income also play a big factor on who smokes, as the report says the percentage of smokers decreases as either their education or income levels increase. 97-hundred Hoosiers died and four-point-seven billion dollars was spent on annual health and other economic costs in 2010 as a result of tobacco use. For more information, visit http://cms.bsu.edu/-/media/WWW/DepartmentalContent/GlobalHealth/PDF/040413v2BurdenofSmokingIN2012.pdf
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