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Daily U.S. Consumption for 12 Items


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Cigarettes -- 1.1 billion
The tobacco companies won't be going out of business any time soon.
The tobacco companies won't be going out of business any time soon.
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­With huge campaigns by antitobacco activists and health organizations across the country, Americans smoke a lot less than they did in the past. Still, the tobacco industry is a juggernaut, selling more than 400 billion smokes a year. With the average cost of a pack at $3.50, the U.S. spends $70 billion a year on cigarettes.­