The Worst States For Fighting Lung Cancer (Where Is Yours On The List?)

 

Smokers lungs conceptEven with the ongoing print and TV advertisements pointing out the obvious affects of cigarettes, lung cancer still continues to be one of the highest cancer killers across the U.S.

There are more than 200,000 cases of the deadly disease in the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society, affecting more men than women. As a result, about 156,000 people are expected to die from lung cancer in 2017.

To advance the conversation, Wallethub.com ranked the U.S. states with the worst statistics for lung cancer. See if your state made the list.

Georgia

The Peach State ranked no. 1 for having the lowest price for a pack of cigarettes. Georgia also came in second for having the lowest cigarette taxes. These two things are all bad for the fight against lung cancer, as the low cost is appealing to teens interested in trying cigarettes or longtime smokers trying to kick the habit. A pack of cigarettes in a state like Alaska, for example, is about $9.79 compared to $6.39 in Georgia, according to The Motley Fool.