It's smoky here in Wilmington and throughout our area. We have the dubious distinction of being rated the seventh "most smoking city, in the country" according the centers for disease control. The number one spot went to Huntington, West Virginia. The survey includes New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Of resident's surveyed, 27 percent admitted to smoking. State health officials hope this distinction will encourage lawmakers to implement more smoking bans and increase the tax on cigarettes. Durham, NC made the most smoke free list, coming in at number five. Slightly more than one in ten smoke in what was once the world's tobacco headquarters. The most smoke free city, that honor goes to Provo, Utah where only six people in a hundred smoke.
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