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Figure 4.5 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of cigarettes among persons aged 12 or older, 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 (28.53 to 33.82 percent) were Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. States in the next highest group (27.53 to 28.52 percent) were Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (25.84 to 27.52 percent) were Alabama, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. States in the next lowest group (24.41 to 25.83 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, New York, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. States in the lowest group (18.94 to 24.40 percent) were California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington.

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