This report is from Truth Initiative, an anti-smoking nonprofit. The study compared a group of 12 states dubbed the “Tobacco Nation” compared to the rest of the US
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A new study shows Tennessee still has one of the highest cigarette smoking rates in the country. The health consequences that can come from smoking cigarettes have been long-known to health experts.
“Cardiovascular health, increase risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer — there are actually 12 different kinds of cancer that are increased by smoking,” said Dr. Robert Wilson from the Covenant Medical Group.
The study is from an anti-smoking nonprofit, Truth Initiative. Tennessee is one of 12 states, from Louisiana to Michigan, that the study calls “Tobacco Nation.” Those states have a higher rate of smoking among adults and children than the rest of the country.
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