From 1950 through 2005, the per capita consumption $ C $ of cigarettes by Americans (age 18 and older) can be modeled by $ C = 3565.0 + 60.30t - 1.783t^2, 0 \le t \le 55 $, where $ t $ is the year, with $ t = 0 $ corresponding to 1950.
(a) Use a graphing utility to graph the model.
(b) Use the graph of the model to approximate the maximum average annual consumption. Beginning in 1966, all cigarette packages were required by law to carry a health warning. Do you think the warning
had any effect? Explain.
(c) In 2005, the U.S. population (age 18 and over) was 296,329,000. Of those, about 59,858,458 were
smokers. What was the average annual cigarette consumption per smoker in 2005? What was the
average daily cigarette consumption per smoker?