Thursday, August 19, 2010

Washington state's smoking rate drops to third lowest in America

The Washington state Department of Health says that new survey results show that the state's adult smoking rate is now third lowest in the nation: 14.8 percent.

Here's their press release.

To add our two cents' worth: Smoking can significantly drive up health (and life) insurance rates. For example, look at these rates for an individual plan with Premera Blue Cross. (And note that the older you get, the larger the difference between smoker- and non-smoker rates.)

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