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Figure 4.5 is a U.S. map showing cigarette use in past month among persons aged 12 or older, by State: percentages, annual averages based on 2002 and 2003 NSDUHs. 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 (28.34 to 34.77 percent) were Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia. States in the next highest group (26.86 to 28.33 percent) were Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. States in the mid group (25.94 to 26.85 percent) were Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Wyoming. States in the next lowest group (24.00 to 25.93 percent) were Alaska, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (16.74 to 23.99 percent) were California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Utah, and Washington.

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