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Judging by the overflowing ashtrays in St. Louis, we're calling nicotine a Gateway drug: The city smoked the competition in our ranking of places where folks light up. There's no simple explanation, but political opposition in Missouri leaves little support for raising tobacco taxes or funding smoking cessation programs, says Sarah Bobmeyer, M.P.H., a tobacco policy researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. And even when measures to clear the air are put into place, they're filled with holes. "The city has a smoke-free policy, but certain places are exempt," Bobmeyer says. "The workers aren't protected, and neither are the patrons." (Give your airways a break by avoiding these 5 Health Threats to Your Lungs.)

Smoke-Free Cities

1. Salt Lake City, UT

2. Newark, NJ

3. Honolulu, HI

4. San Francisco, CA

5. San Jose, CA

6. Seattle, WA

7. Los Angeles, CA

8. Oakland, CA

9. Jersey City, NJ

10. New York, NY

11. Plano, TX

12. Anaheim, CA

13. San Diego, CA

14. Austin, TX

15. Minneapolis, MN

16. Burlington, VT

17. Fresno, CA

18. Bridgeport, CT

19. Dallas, TX

20. San Antonio, TX

21. Miami, FL

22. Stockton, CA

23. Phoenix, AZ

24. Tucson, AZ

25. Bakersfield, CA

26. Colorado Springs, CO

27. Houston, TX

28. Raleigh, NC

29. Washington, DC

30. El Paso, TX

31. Aurora, CO

32. Sacramento, CA

33. Laredo, TX

34. Boston, MA

35. Boise City, ID

36. Fargo, ND

37. St. Paul, MN

38. Durham, NC

39. Madison, WI

40. Chicago, IL

41. San Bernardino, CA

42. Corpus Christi, TX

43. Lincoln, NE

44. Albuquerque, NM

45. Atlanta, GA

46. Riverside, CA

47. Denver, CO

48. Fort Worth, TX

49. Wilmington, DE

50. Baton Rouge, LA

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51. Anchorage, AK

52. Portland, OR

53. Portland, ME

54. Buffalo, NY

55. Manchester, NH

56. Lubbock, TX

57. Columbus, OH

58. Charlotte, NC

59. Billings, MT

60. Wichita, KS

61. Providence, RI

62. Orlando, FL

63. Memphis, TN

64. Columbia, SC

65. Baltimore, MD

66. Cleveland, OH

67. Birmingham, AL

68. Las Vegas, NV

69. Sioux Falls, SD

70. Des Moines, IA

71. Omaha, NE

72. Milwaukee, WI

73. Toledo, OH

74. Norfolk, VA

75. Virginia Beach, VA

76. Cincinnati, OH

77. Greensboro, NC

78. Jackson, MS

79. Pittsburgh, PA

80. Cheyenne, WY

81. Indianapolis, IN

82. Detroit, MI

83. Little Rock, AR

84. Reno, NV

85. Nashville, TN

86. Chesapeake, VA

87. Fort Wayne, IN

88. Tampa, FL

89. New Orleans, LA

90. St. Petersburg, FL

Pack-a-Day Towns

91. Philadelphia, PA

92. Tulsa, OK

93. Lexington, KY

94. Louisville, KY

95. Oklahoma City, OK

96. Winston-Salem, NC

97. Charleston, WV

98. Kansas City, MO

99. Jacksonville, FL

100. St. Louis, MO

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