Among the findings:
- Pregnant women: 27.4 percent of pregnant women in rural areas smoke throughout pregnancy, compared to 11.2 percent of expectant moms living in urban areas. In fact, rural women who are pregnant smoke at almost the same rate as non-pregnant urban women.
- Teenagers: Teens living in rural areas are three times more likely to smoke than their urban or suburban counterparts.
- Young adults: Young adults aged 18 to 34 are 27 percent more likely to smoke if they live in a rural area than if they live in an urban one.
Read the report: Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities