With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Ohio Trails Only Kentucky In Smoking Rate
A new study says Ohio ranks only behind Kentucky among states with the highest smoking rate.
The report from the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index says 26 percent of Ohioans have smoked cigarettes this year â€“ that ties the state with Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Only Kentucky ranked higher with 29 percent of residents smoking this year.
Officials with the Ohio Health Department say their own survey found about 22 percent of Ohioans smoked last year. They say smoking is still a huge health concern and the percent of smokers in the state is not decreasing.