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Arkansans have 10th-worst lung health in US



Fayetteville, Arkansas – A source for pulmonary information for better lung health, including disease prevention and management, the Lung Institute, commissioned a national study to establish a ranking of lung health across America over a five-year period.

Arkansans have the 10th-worst lung health in the United States, according to its report.

This data analysis included the change in smoking rate in each state, as well as the change in pollution level over the past five years.

Virginia was named as the top state for lung health, with Colorado, Tennessee, Delaware and Washington rounding out the top five.

The states with the unhealthiest lungs were Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Maine and Missouri.