WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Thursday, October 27th. One of the nation's most successful brand names went on sale for the first time this month in 1913 — Camel cigarettes, the first pre-blended, packaged cigarettes. While machine-rolled cigarettes had been around since 1881, Camel was the first brand to become nationally popular. Coincidentally, Camels pioneered the now almost universal 20-cigarette pack. By 1919, with increasing advertising and product availability, cigarettes overtook pipe tobacco in the number of pounds consumed. Shortly after World War II, about 45 percent of Americans smoked. Now, just under 17 percent do so. Cigarette manufacturing remains a big part of the business for the country's 149 tobacco-manufacturing establishments. Sales approach $36 billion annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
1900-1950 Tobacco chronology/accessed 8/3/2016: http://archive.tobacco.org/History/Tobacco_History.html
Tobacco history/accessed 8/3/2016: http://healthliteracy.worlded.org/docs/tobacco/Unit1/2history_of.html
Brand history and packaging/accessed 8/3/2016: http://www.rjrt.com/transforming-tobacco/history/
Recent smoking statistics/accessed 8/3/2016: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/resources/data/cigarette-smoking-in-united-states.html
Graph of smoking statistics/accessed 8/3/2016: http://www.gallup.com/poll/28213/latest-gallup-update-shows-cigarette-smoking-near-historical-lows.aspx
Value of tobacco shipments/ NAICS 312230:
Tobacco manufacturing establishments/NAICS 3122:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau