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Study: Utah Leads the Nation in Smoke-free Homes

Study: Utah Leads the Nation in Smoke-free Homes

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ATLANTA (AP) -- A new government report has found that Utah leads the country in homes where there's no smoking.

Smoking is forbidden in nearly three out of four U.S. households; that's a dramatic increase from the 43 percent of homes that prohibited smoking a decade ago.

But in Utah nine out of ten homes say smoking is never allowed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the 2003 survey is the first study to offer a state-by-state look at the prevalence of smoking in American homes.

Kentucky is in last place, with a little more than half of households sending smokers outside. Ten years earlier, only a quarter of the state's households barred smoking.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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