In 2001, Missouri had the third highest adult smoking rate (27.2%) in the nation.

In Missouri, the smoking rate for African Americans (25.5%) is slightly lower than whites (27.2%).

In 2001, 36.1% of Missouri Hispanics reported they smoked.

In 2001, 35.9% of all Missouri adults ages 18-24 reported they smoked.

In Missouri, 45% of adults smokers report they have tried to quit smoking for one day or longer.

In 1999, 14.4% of Missouri adults reported using spit tobacco.

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Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health, 420 E. State Street, Suite A, Jefferson City, MO 65101