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Boone County has high number of smokers

March 30, 2011 | 9:02 p.m. CDT
Autumn Nixon takes a drag of her cigarette while taking a break from work Wednesday outside El Rancho in downtown Columbia. According to a 2011 County Health Rankings study, 21 percent of adults in Boone County smoke when compared to the national average of 15 percent. However, Boone County ranks 10th in healthiest counties in Missouri.

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