Smoking is an addictive habit that can kill you - if you don't believe me, check out the infographic in this blog post.
Recently a friend of mine was on the episode of the Dr. Phil show that focused on "quitting smoking." Here's a picture of Traci with Dr. Phil ...
Being a non-smoker myself, and seeing very little smoking among my co-workers (smoking isn't allowed on the SAS campus), I hadn't really given much thought to the dangers of smoking. But when my friend mentioned that she was quitting, I did a few web searches on the topic and the statistics are indeed quite scary. I found an infographic on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, and decided to try to reproduce it with SAS software.
I used the same technique that I demonstrated in the art & analytics blog a few weeks ago, and created the custom donut pie chart using annotate functions, and then annotated colored polygons (using a slightly lighter shade of the pie slice colors) extending out to the side edges of the graph area. I then annotated the text & numbers on the graph. If you click graph below, you can see the interactive version with hover-text and drilldowns on the donut pie slices.
Best of luck to Traci, and anyone else out there trying to stop smoking!