Cigarette’s origin and expansion mapped

Stanford anthropologist Matthew Kohrman plotted the international whereabouts of more than 300 cigarette factories by using web tools including Google Maps. Thanks to Kohrman’s Cigarette Citadels project, the names, addresses, and other information about the plants can be easily found.

“This map allows us to have a good understanding of how the tobacco industry has grown, where it has set up shop, where it sees its growth potential and where the big players are,” said Kohrman. “The public has a right to know where cigarette factories are if, as the World Health Organization tells us, the cigarette is the single biggest cause of preventable death right now.”

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Information and picture taken from:
Stanford University, http://news.stanford.edu/news/2010/october/cigarette-citadels-project-100410.html

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern

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