Smoking Rates

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Smoking rates in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, while still slightly higher than the benchmark average of 17.2 have dropped considerably in recent years. In 2016, only 17.4 percent of people in the Pittsburgh region identified as a current smoker, down from 22.4 percent of the population who said they regularly smoked in 2012, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.


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