Figure 4.8 is a U.S. map showing percentages reporting past month use of cigarettes among persons aged 26 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 (27.97 to 33.61 percent) were Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma. States in the next highest group (26.22 to 27.96 percent) were Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wyoming. States in the mid group (24.51 to 26.21 percent) were Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, and Rhode Island. States in the next lowest group (23.51 to 24.50 percent) were Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin. States in the lowest group (18.61 to 23.50 percent) were California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
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