Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS members keep Utah's smoking rate low (Kentucky Has Highest Smoking Rate)
Associated Press 18Nov99 N6
By James Pilcher: Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- The U.S. Government's Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention released its annual assesment of tobacco use rates in the
U.S. and the state of Utah again had the lowest smoking rate in the
nation. Utah's low rate is attributed to its majority LDS population.
The CDC's statistics are based on a nationwide telephone survey of
people over 18. Smokers were defined as those that have smoked at least
100 cigarettes in their lives and who currently smoke every day. Utah's
rate stood at 14.2 percent.