This infographic called ‘E Cigs Vs. Big Tobacco’ is an overview comparing and contrasting the newly emerged e cigarette industry and the long standing cigarette industry from their creation to present day. The e cigarette industry is a $3 billion dollar global business and Bloomberg predicts e cigarettes could outsell the cigarette industry by 2047. While the cigarettes industry is a $700 + billion dollar industry, this infographic tracks the progression of both industries and how both begun, evolved, marketed their products, consolidated their ownership and are regulated, in addition to the affect both industries have on their target demographics respectively.
42.1 million people (18.1% of all adults) in the United States smoke cigarettes, while 5 Million is the worldwide total deaths caused by tobacco every year. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States so quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%.