snapshot: cigarette smokers per community, 2009

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Dec. 29, 2011
Smokers are more heavily concentrated in some older urban areas, such as North Adams, Revere, and Fall River, according to estimates done by the Health Geography Lab, a Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Towns with lower percents, according to the 2009 data, include Yarmouth, Wrentham, and Worcester.
Community% adults who smoke
ABINGTON20%
ACTON8%
ACUSHNET20%
ADAMS21%
AGAWAM19%
ALFORD10%
AMESBURY20%
AMHERST18%
ANDOVER8%
ARLINGTON12%
ASHBURNHAM18%
ASHBY19%
ASHFIELD15%
ASHLAND15%
ATHOL23%
ATTLEBORO21%
AUBURN16%
AVON17%
AYER19%
BARNSTABLE15%
BARRE19%
BECKET19%
BEDFORD8%
BELCHERTOWN19%
BELLINGHAM18%
BELMONT8%
BERKLEY20%
BERLIN16%
BERNARDSTON19%
BEVERLY17%
BILLERICA21%
BLACKSTONE24%
BLANDFORD19%
BOLTON9%
BOSTON14%
BOURNE20%
BOXBOROUGH9%
BOXFORD8%
BOYLSTON14%
BRAINTREE16%
BREWSTER13%
BRIDGEWATER17%
BRIMFIELD19%
BROCKTON20%
BROOKFIELD21%
BROOKLINE8%
BUCKLAND21%
BURLINGTON12%
CAMBRIDGE10%
CANTON13%
CARLISLE5%
CARVER18%
CHARLEMONT20%
CHARLTON18%
CHATHAM12%
CHELMSFORD12%
CHELSEA21%
CHESHIRE19%
CHESTER24%
CHESTERFIELD20%
CHICOPEE24%
CHILMARK12%
CLARKSBURG19%
CLINTON21%
COHASSET9%
COLRAIN22%
CONCORD6%
CONWAY14%
CUMMINGTON18%
DALTON16%
DANVERS14%
DARTMOUTH17%
DEDHAM15%
DEERFIELD15%
DENNIS15%
DIGHTON18%
DOUGLAS21%
DOVER5%
DRACUT22%
DUDLEY22%
DUNSTABLE13%
DUXBURY8%
EAST BRIDGEWATER18%
EAST BROOKFIELD20%
EASTHAM14%
EASTHAMPTON20%
EAST LONGMEADOW14%
EASTON17%
EDGARTOWN17%
EGREMONT12%
ERVING22%
ESSEX16%
EVERETT24%
FAIRHAVEN22%
FALL RIVER26%
FALMOUTH13%
FITCHBURG25%
FLORIDA20%
FOXBOROUGH15%
FRAMINGHAM15%
FRANKLIN14%
FREETOWN18%
GARDNER24%
GEORGETOWN15%
GILL18%
GLOUCESTER19%
GOSHEN20%
GRAFTON16%
GRANBY18%
GRANVILLE18%
GREAT BARRINGTON16%
GREENFIELD22%
GROTON12%
GROVELAND15%
HADLEY15%
HALIFAX18%
HAMILTON12%
HAMPDEN15%
HANCOCK17%
HANOVER14%
HANSON18%
HARDWICK21%
HARVARD8%
HARWICH13%
HATFIELD16%
HAVERHILL21%
HAWLEY21%
HEATH19%
HINGHAM9%
HINSDALE23%
HOLBROOK19%
HOLDEN12%
HOLLAND21%
HOLLISTON12%
HOLYOKE21%
HOPEDALE16%
HOPKINTON10%
HUBBARDSTON17%
HUDSON18%
HULL21%
HUNTINGTON21%
IPSWICH15%
KINGSTON16%
LAKEVILLE16%
LANCASTER17%
LANESBOROUGH19%
LAWRENCE15%
LEE20%
LEICESTER19%
LENOX13%
LEOMINSTER19%
LEVERETT12%
LEXINGTON6%
LEYDEN19%
LINCOLN7%
LITTLETON13%
LONGMEADOW7%
LOWELL22%
LUDLOW18%
LUNENBURG17%
LYNN21%
LYNNFIELD9%
MALDEN19%
MANCHESTER9%
MANSFIELD17%
MARBLEHEAD9%
MARION10%
MARLBOROUGH18%
MARSHFIELD19%
MASHPEE16%
MATTAPOISETT13%
MAYNARD18%
MEDFIELD8%
MEDFORD15%
MEDWAY14%
MELROSE14%
MENDON15%
MERRIMAC17%
METHUEN18%
MIDDLEBOROUGH23%
MIDDLEFIELD21%
MIDDLETON16%
MILFORD19%
MILLBURY20%
MILLIS15%
MILLVILLE20%
MILTON9%
MONSON20%
MONTAGUE22%
MONTEREY13%
MONTGOMERY16%
NAHANT10%
NANTUCKET18%
NATICK9%
NEEDHAM8%
NEW BEDFORD24%
NEW BRAINTREE20%
NEWBURY14%
NEWBURYPORT16%
NEW MARLBOROUGH16%
NEW SALEM17%
NEWTON6%
NORFOLK13%
NORTH ADAMS28%
NORTHAMPTON17%
NORTH ANDOVER12%
NORTH ATTLEBORO18%
NORTHBOROUGH12%
NORTHBRIDGE22%
NORTH BROOKFIELD23%
NORTHFIELD18%
NORTH READING14%
NORTON18%
NORWELL10%
NORWOOD15%
OAK BLUFFS19%
OAKHAM17%
ORANGE25%
ORLEANS11%
OTIS18%
OXFORD20%
PALMER24%
PAXTON12%
PEABODY16%
PELHAM11%
PEMBROKE16%
PEPPERELL17%
PERU23%
PETERSHAM13%
PHILLIPSTON23%
PITTSFIELD22%
PLAINFIELD18%
PLAINVILLE19%
PLYMOUTH20%
PLYMPTON18%
PRINCETON12%
PROVINCETOWN23%
QUINCY16%
RANDOLPH16%
RAYNHAM17%
READING11%
REHOBOTH16%
REVERE26%
RICHMOND11%
ROCHESTER17%
ROCKLAND22%
ROCKPORT13%
ROWLEY16%
ROYALSTON24%
RUSSELL24%
RUTLAND19%
SALEM19%
SALISBURY25%
SANDISFIELD16%
SANDWICH14%
SAUGUS18%
SAVOY0%
SCITUATE12%
SEEKONK17%
SHARON7%
SHEFFIELD18%
SHELBURNE16%
SHERBORN6%
SHIRLEY19%
SHREWSBURY13%
SHUTESBURY12%
SOMERSET17%
SOMERVILLE17%
SOUTHAMPTON18%
SOUTHBOROUGH9%
SOUTHBRIDGE22%
SOUTH HADLEY16%
SOUTHWICK22%
SPENCER23%
SPRINGFIELD20%
STERLING15%
STOCKBRIDGE13%
STONEHAM14%
STOUGHTON16%
STOW9%
STURBRIDGE17%
SUDBURY6%
SUNDERLAND17%
SUTTON16%
SWAMPSCOTT10%
SWANSEA20%
TAUNTON24%
TEMPLETON20%
TEWKSBURY18%
TISBURY17%
TOLLAND17%
TOPSFIELD9%
TOWNSEND20%
TRURO17%
TYNGSBOROUGH17%
UPTON14%
UXBRIDGE18%
WAKEFIELD14%
WALES25%
WALPOLE13%
WALTHAM16%
WARE23%
WAREHAM23%
WARREN23%
WARWICK19%
WASHINGTON18%
WATERTOWN13%
WAYLAND6%
WEBSTER24%
WELLESLEY6%
WELLFLEET15%
WENDELL22%
WENHAM13%
WESTBOROUGH9%
WEST BOYLSTON17%
WEST BRIDGEWATER18%
WEST BROOKFIELD19%
WESTFIELD22%
WESTFORD10%
WESTHAMPTON15%
WESTMINSTER17%
WEST NEWBURY9%
WESTON5%
WESTPORT17%
WEST SPRINGFIELD21%
WEST STOCKBRIDGE14%
WEST TISBURY15%
WESTWOOD7%
WEYMOUTH20%
WHATELY15%
WHITMAN23%
WILBRAHAM13%
WILLIAMSBURG18%
WILLIAMSTOWN13%
WILMINGTON16%
WINCHENDON27%
WINCHESTER6%
WINDSOR0%
WINTHROP20%
WOBURN17%
WORCESTER20%
WORTHINGTON15%
WRENTHAM14%
YARMOUTH18%
Health Geography Lab, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School