Americans Are Chewing a Lot Less Gum — Know Why?

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Popping bubbles? You're in a dwindling crowd. The American market for gum has been shrinking rapidly, replaced by... can you guess?

Yep, breath mints.

As this article says, we've "become a nation of suckers."

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