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Minnesota adult smoking ranking drops

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A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report recently released shows Minnesota as ranking 11th best among all states for adult smoking. The last time the CDC compared states in 2009, Minnesota was in the top 10 with a rank of 7th.

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"The cost of tobacco in terms of lives and about $2.87 billion in annual medical costs is too high," said the commissioner of health, Dr. Edward Ehlinger.

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