The 10 U.S. States Most Addicted To Cigarettes

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Written by Julia Austin
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Missouri

While finances might be a deterrent for many from smoking, it isn’t in Missouri where the cigarette tax is a measly $.017 per pack, and the packs themselves cost just around $4.50. The state even decided against a method that could have easily reduced the number of young smokers—hiking up those pack prices. Studies have found that a 10% price hike can reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by around 4%.