According to a new CDC study, while cigarette consumption decreased 33% from 2000 to 2011, there has been a huge increase (123%) in the use of “non-cigarette smoked tobacco,” including cigars and pipe tobacco, often used for roll-your-own cigarettes. The assumption is that sales of these products are increasing because they’re cheaper than cigarettes, which are subject to much higher taxes.
Besides the popularizing influence of shows like Breaking Bad, I think that it's quite likely that gun and RV sales are linked. Both are something that would be purchased by a prepper, since they offer protection and mobility. I wish that I could get an RV, personally. Not that I'm a prepper.
That is interesting that RV sales seem to have increased as the economy has gotten a little better. My brother has been talking about buying an RV, although I don't know if he has bought one yet. It seems like with RVs being a recreational expense, that it would probably depend on the person and their preferences as to which one they decide to get. http://www.rvnorthwest.com