Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Metropolitan Area Ranks Second Highest In Nation For Smokers

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According to The Daily Beast, a news website, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Metro Area has the second highest percentage of smokers in the United States.  23.5% of area residents smoke 16.8 cigarettes a day.  One pack contains twenty cigarettes. 

Only Tulsa, Oklahoma has a higher percentage of smokers than Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.  Memphis, Tennessee ranked third.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ranked 14th.  No other Pennsylvania metropolitan areas made the top 30.

To see the full story and the Top 30 list, click here:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-01-03/30-cities-with-worst-smoking-problems-from-memphis-to-honolulu/