Stat of the day: tobacco companies are killing it
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From a Wall Street Journal front-pager, "Surprise Rebound ... Against All Odds, the U.S. Tobacco Industry Is Rolling in Money":
- "Americans spent more at retail stores on cigarettes in 2016 than they did on soda and beer combined."
- The gist ... Tobacco companies killing it: While far fewer people smoke today, the companies have jacked up prices so much that revenue is higher today than 15 years ago.