Based on a study on smoking prevalence from 1996 to 2012, a map by The New York Times shows the results. Smoking rates among men and women have declined overall over the years, but there are still relatively high rates in many areas of the country, which appears to correlate with income. Lower income tends towards higher smoking rates.
Smoking rates and income
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Here are the estimates from the Current Population Survey for the most recent time segment between 2017 and 2018.
Data Underload #3 – The Resolution Cycle
Late at night, the new year’s resolution longed for a straight line.