Before we get to the report from the Associated Press, let me say that I now live in Kentucky—Covington to be exact—and while there are still too many restrictions here, it’s much better than across the river in Cincinnati. I’m still a second class citizen but not as much as in Ohio.
There are plenty of smokers in Ohio, but they need to try harder. Be more like Kentucky.
Here’s the Associaed Press report.
DAYTON, Ohio – A new study shows that more than one in four Ohioans smoke cigarettes — one of the highest rates in the nation.
The Dayton Daily News reports that about 26 percent of Ohioans smoked cigarettes in 2011, matching the rates of Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. The information comes from a recent study by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
Kentucky was the only state with a higher smoking rate, with 29 percent of residents lighting up. Ohio is the only state with a comprehensive smoking ban and a rate above 25 percent.
Read more: http://www.kypost.com/dpps/news/local_news/Ohioans%2C-Kentuckians-more-likely-than-most-to-smoke-tobacco_6937285#ixzz1eLgeCp61(Image found on Google)