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Figure 4.7 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of cigarettes among persons aged 18 to 25, by State, for 2002. States listed here in alphabetical order within each group were divided into five groups based on the magnitude of their percentages. States in the highest group (46.34 to 53.93 percent) were Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (42.64 to 46.33 percent) were Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (41.83 to 42.63 percent) were Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington. States in the next lowest group (38.66 to 41.82 percent) were Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (26.71 to 38.65 percent) were California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

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