Website: Tulsa Tops List For Highest Number Of Smokers, OKC 7th


Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 11:39 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- Two Oklahoma cities are at the top of the list when it comes to smokers.

The website The Daily Beast says Tulsa is ranked first with 24.6 percent of its citizens who light up. Oklahoma City comes in 7th with 22.1 percent of the residents who are smokers.

In Tulsa, the average smoker goes through 16.2 cigarettes a day and in Oklahoma City it's 15.4 cigarettes a day.

The Daily Beast says it compiled the list of cities based on number of smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the fewest attempts to quit.

The website says it used consumer behavior date from Experian Simmons to list the cities.

#1, Tulsa, Oklahoma *
Smokers: 24.6%
Cigarettes per day: 16.2
Tried to quit with gum: 26.9%
Tried to quit with patch: 32.8%
Tried to quit with support program: 7.4%

#7, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma *
Smokers: 22.1%
Cigarettes per day: 15.4
Tried to quit with gum: 23.5%
Tried to quit with patch: 30.4%
Tried to quit with support program: 8.9%

* Information from The Daily Beast website.