Smoking rates in Audrain County are significantly higher when compared to the rest of the state.
The Audrain County Health Department reports Audrain county has a 31.4 percent smoking rate among adults.
Missouri as a whole is at 23.2 percent and the United States sits at 18.1 percent.
Another national study is showing that many school aged children are turning to E-cigarettes and vaping.
Kerry Patton Public Health Nurse with the Audrain County Health Department says that 3.6 million Middle school and High school kids have joined the market for nicotine.
The Audrain County Health Department offers several stop smoking classes and for more information you can log onto audraincountyhealth.org.