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Smoking Rate Among NYC Adults Up Slightly, Mayor's Management Report Says

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The smoking rate among adults in the city is up slightly for the second year in a row.

According to the mayor's management report, 15.5 percent of adults were smokers during the 2013 fiscal year.

That's up more than half a percentage point from 14.8 percent last year.

In 2011, 14 percent of adults in New York City were smokers.

Even with this year's increase, the city comes in lower than the national average of 19 percent, and if you look back to 2003, the report says that the current smoking rate among adults in New York is 30 percent lower.

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