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Utah's percentage of smokers low

ATLANTA, GA. — Utah, with its large population of non-smoking Church members, had the lowest incidence of smoking in the United States in 2000, according to a study released Dec. 13 by federal health experts.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that an annual survey conducted in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico revealed that only 12.9 percent of adults in Utah reported smoking cigarettes last year, according to the Associated Press.

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