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The graph above shows the rates of smoking in Someland from 1960 to 2000. It does not specify the age of the groups, exhibiting numbers separated merely by genders.
The number of men smoking decreased through the forty years of research. On the other hand, the number of women smoking increased from 1960 to 1975. It remained steady from 1975 to 1980. From 1980 on, the numbers started decreasing, until the last year shown in the graph.
The number of people smoking started to reduce nonstop in both genders after 1980, perhaps due to the massive criticism against tobacco on newspapers, radio and TV. Since scientists proved that smoking is really harmful to the human body, anti-tobacco groups and advertisement are commonly seen everywhere.
In the 2000's, the number of men and women smoking was closer than never before. However, the number of female smokers was not as small as it had been in 1960.