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Fewer Iowa Smokers

A new survey shows fewer Iowans are lighting up.  A new report from the Iowa Department of Public Health shows the number of adult Iowans who smoke cigarettes has dropped 22-percent since 2006.  Preliminary results show that 14-percent of adult Iowans, or about 327-thousand people, say they smoke cigarettes.  That's down from more than 400-thousand two years ago. Concerns over their health was the number one reason given as to why they quit smoking. Cost was a distant second.

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