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  •  Many fewer people are smoking (0+ / 0-)

    Whether increased cost for cigarettes has much to do with that, I have no idea.

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:33:20 PM PST

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    •  It's likely that cost is part of it (2+ / 0-)
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      But I strongly suspect more significant reasons are the growing awareness of the health risks, and the end of tobacco's glamorous image.  I think those two reasons account for most of the decline from 42% to 19% of all adults smoking, going from 1965 to 2011.

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