The 10 U.S. States Most Addicted To Cigarettes

Written by Julia Austin


South Carolina

Even though millions of dollars have been put into national campaigns in the last decade preaching the dangers of smoking, South Carolina smokers have remained stubborn, showing one of the lowest cessation rates. Only 2% of smokers have been successful in quitting for at least a year in recent years. And that tiny $0.57 cigarette tax rate doesn’t help matters. What makes quitting even harder here is that smoking is allowed in restaurants, bars, private work sites and retail stores.