Not in Utah, where only one in eight in "heavily Mormon Utah" smoke, according to the AP. This apparently makes Utah the state with the lowest smoking rate in the nation and the first state to meet the federal government’s target of 12.5%, which the article coyly attributes to the presence of "strong social prohibitions" there. Interestingly, California, where the only strong social prohibition is against driving under the speed limit, comes in second place with a 17% adult smoking rate. Kentucky comes in dead last with a 31% smoking rate.
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November 11, 2004 By