Alexander County Has the Highest Smoking Rate in Illinois | Illinois

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Cigarette sales climbed in the U.S. in 2020 for the first time in two decades. Americans bought a total of 203.7 billion cigarettes last year, up from 202.9 billion the year before, according to a Federal Trade Commision report. The uptick coincided with increased cigarette promotional and ad spending by tobacco companies.

Smoking claims nearly half a million American lives annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 16 million Americans are living with a serious illness caused by smoking. Tobacco use also has an economic impact, including more than $225 billion spent each year on medical expenses to treat the smoking-related illness in the U.S. and over $156 billion in lost productivity.

Alexander County, home to the city of Cairo, has the highest smoking rate of any county or county equivalent in Illinois. An estimated 27.0% of the 18 and older population are smokers — meaning they smoke every day or most days and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. The smoking rate across the state as a whole stands at 15.9%.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and places where large shares of the population are smokers often have lower than average life expectancy at birth. Alexander County is no exception. Life expectancy at birth in the county is an estimated 73.5 years, below the comparable 79.4 years across all of Illinois.

All data on smoking rates, life expectancy, and self reported health status used in this story are from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute joint program’s 2021 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report. Only counties and county equivalents with a 2019 five-year population estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau of 1,000 or more were considered.

 

County with highest smoking rate by state Adult smoking rate, county (%) Adult smoking rate, state (%) Life expectancy at birth, county (yrs.) Life expectancy at birth, state (yrs.) Adults in fair or poor health, county (%) Adults in fair or poor health, state (%)
AK: Kusilvak Census Area 44.6 18.5 67.2 79.0 41.9 15.6
AL: Perry County 27.3 20.0 72.3 75.6 34.6 21.4
AR: Lee County 28.9 23.7 74.6 76.1 33.6 23.3
AZ: Apache County 25.0 14.5 73.1 80.0 31.2 18.6
CA: Del Norte County 19.2 11.5 76.5 81.7 22.6 17.6
CO: Crowley County 23.7 14.7 79.2 80.6 23.8 13.8
CT: Windham County 16.4 12.5 78.5 80.9 15.5 13.0
DE: Kent County 19.7 17.4 77.8 78.5 21.0 16.3
FL: Dixie County 30.9 14.9 75.4 80.2 27.4 19.5
GA: Clinch County 28.0 16.3 72.6 77.9 30.9 18.4
HI: Hawaii County 18.7 14.4 80.6 82.3 17.1 15.4
IA: Wayne County 23.2 17.4 78.3 79.4 17.7 13.5
ID: Shoshone County 22.9 15.0 75.5 79.4 21.5 15.1
IL: Alexander County 27.0 15.9 73.5 79.4 26.0 15.9
IN: LaGrange County 29.2 21.7 78.9 77.1 23.1 18.2
KS: Woodson County 25.0 17.9 79.1 78.5 21.1 16.3
KY: Clay County 33.6 24.1 71.7 75.6 35.7 21.8
LA: East Carroll Parish 34.3 21.1 72.1 76.1 40.5 21.4
MA: Bristol County 19.5 13.7 78.7 80.6 16.1 13.5
MD: Somerset County 21.8 12.6 75.5 79.2 23.8 15.2
ME: Somerset County 25.8 19.4 76.5 78.7 20.0 17.1
MI: Lake County 29.1 20.1 76.9 78.1 25.7 18.3
MN: Mahnomen County 30.0 15.5 70.1 80.9 24.3 12.9
MO: Wayne County 30.7 20.1 74.9 77.3 26.9 19.5
MS: Issaquena County 31.1 21.0 N/A 74.9 37.4 22.1
MT: Glacier County 33.6 18.9 70.9 78.9 27.2 14.1
NC: Robeson County 30.0 17.9 72.8 78.1 31.2 18.0
ND: Sioux County 36.2 19.7 68.5 79.7 33.9 13.6
NE: Thurston County 27.1 16.6 69.5 79.6 23.5 13.8
NH: Coos County 19.8 16.6 77.3 79.7 18.5 12.8
NJ: Cumberland County 22.6 13.2 75.3 80.5 25.2 15.5
NM: McKinley County 27.6 15.9 71.9 78.0 31.3 20.3
NV: Mineral County 24.1 15.7 73.4 78.7 24.4 19.1
NY: Herkimer County 24.9 13.0 79.4 81.4 16.8 16.3
OH: Vinton County 31.3 21.4 74.5 77.0 24.2 17.8
OK: Adair County 32.1 19.9 73.2 76.1 33.4 20.9
OR: Josephine County 22.9 15.7 76.6 79.9 21.9 18.2
PA: Forest County 25.7 17.9 78.8 78.5 23.5 17.6
RI: Kent County 18.5 15.2 79.2 79.8 15.4 16.5
SC: Dillon County 26.7 18.7 72.9 77.1 29.9 17.8
SD: Oglala Lakota County 40.9 20.2 64.4 78.9 34.9 13.4
TN: Lake County 30.9 20.8 72.4 76.0 30.4 21.2
TX: Hall County 23.8 14.2 77.5 79.2 31.2 18.7
UT: San Juan County 18.8 9.1 76.4 80.1 25.4 14.8
VA: Buchanan County 29.1 15.1 74.0 79.6 28.0 16.6
VT: Orleans County 21.2 14.7 78.6 79.8 15.9 12.8
WA: Ferry County 21.7 12.1 77.7 80.4 22.3 15.0
WI: Menominee County 33.6 17.2 71.6 79.5 28.7 14.8
WV: McDowell County 34.7 26.9 69.0 74.8 36.5 23.6
WY: Niobrara County 22.8 19.2 80.2 78.9 19.5 15.3

 



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