As it turns out, America may really be Marlboro Country, or at least cigarette country. But luckily, that’s been changing.
The above .GIF, created by MetricMaps, shows the number of cigarette packs sold per capita rise dramatically through the late 1970s before plummeting to just a fraction of that by the 2000s. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an astonishing 18.1% of all U.S. adults continue to regularly smoke cigarettes, it’s a 2.8% decrease from 2005 alone.
Why America is finally quitting