American Consumption of Popcorn, Movie Theater Popcorn Ban During the 1920’s, and a Lawsuit Due to Popcorn Lung

Americans consume 16,000,000,000 (16 billion) quarts of popcorn each year, more than any other country. Popcorn was banned in most theatres during the 1920’s as is was considered too noisy. In 2012, a man from Colorado, United States of America sued the popcorn industry for $7,000,000 ($7 million) and won because he claimed that years of inhaling high amounts of the artificial butter smell given off by microwave popcorn had caused him to develop a disease referred to as “popcorn lung”...

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