Watch America Quit Smoking
Metric Maps is a group who specializes in the visualization of health data. You can follow them on Tiwtter @MetricMaps and see a variety of mind boggling statistics. A recent post show 40 years of cigarette sales per capita. It is no surprise that smoking is less common today but it is amazing to see the drastic reduction state by state.
Numbers can be beautiful.
It is amazing how this simple illustration speaks volumes in a way that is both clear and to the point. Some people say that numbers can be beautiful, with Metric Maps I can see it.