The highest and lowest smoking rates among the 99 metropolitan statistical areas studied by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's first city-by-city smoking survey.
The five cities with the highest smoking rates, by percentage of daily smokers in the adult population, are as follows:
The six cities with the lowest smoking rates are:
The U.S. median is 22.7 percent.
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