Nationwide, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index reveals that 21% of Americans say they smoke. As the accompanying graph illustrates, the likelihood of smoking generally increases as annual incomes decrease.
Interestingly, smoking rates in the
Comment: A loose association would be to say that the richer a population the less likelihood that they will smoke cigarettes. It’s no secret that as incomes increase people will tend to eat healthier food, exercise, and abstain from harmful habits, etc. My liberal friends will say it’s due to an educated public which may be true but you have to have achieved a certain level of prosperity to be able to effectively influence the general public through rigorous education and advertisement.