State’s smoking rate falls

For the second year in a row, the smoking rate for Indiana adults has decreased.  According to new data from the Center for Disease Control’s annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the smoking rate in Indiana dropped to a new low of 21.2 percent in 2010. The rate was 23.1 percent in 2009. More than 27 percent of Indiana adults were smokers 10 years ago. Indiana still has a high rate of smoking compared to most states. The national median was 17.3 percent in 2010.

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