2017 America’s Health Rankings Report: Texas Among 10 States With Lowest Smoking Rates and Drug Deaths

Texas ranks well among U.S. states in smoking rates (No. 5) and drug deaths (No. 10), two categories that help rank states as part of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.

The report, released today, finds Texas’ overall rank at No. 34. Another highlight for the state includes cancer deaths (No. 11). Obesity and lower number of mental health providers are listed as challenges.

Massachusetts ranks as the healthiest state in 2017 for the first time, followed by Hawaii (2), Vermont (3), Utah (4) and Connecticut (5).

To view the full report, visit AmericasHealthRankings.org.