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March 28, 2014 12:00 AM

Gum sales decline, and good riddance

Let’s be honest: Gum-chewing doesn’t do us any favors, making us look like cows chewing our cud. For humans, that’s not a good look. Anyone ever grossed out by (a) someone’s smacking-loud gum chewing, (b) stepping in gooey gum on a hot sidewalk or (c) feeling it on the underside of a school desk should cheer the news that came out last week: Gum sales are down — 11 percent in just the past four years and projected to drop another 4 percent over the next five years.

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