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  • Fact #24

    Nicotine is in tobacco smoke.

    Fact #24

    • ingredients
    • big tobacco
    • cigarettes

    Nicotine is in tobacco smoke.

    Source:

    NCI. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph No. 13. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, NIH Pub. No. 02-5074, October 2001. Page 178 of PDF.

    URL: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/monographs/13/m13_complete.pdf
  • Fact #238

    In actual documents from 1991, Big Tobacco profiled various female mindsets. They described one type of woman by saying she 'lacks control over her life,' 'feels vulnerable,' and is 'mainly negative about the future.'

    Fact #238

    • Tobacco Files
    • big tobacco
    • quotes
    • women

    In actual documents from 1991, Big Tobacco profiled various female mindsets. They described one type of woman by saying she 'lacks control over her life,' 'feels vulnerable,' and is 'mainly negative about the future.'

    Source:

    Mindset Segments." Legacy Tobacco Documents. RJ Reynolds collection. January 3, 1991. Page 16.
    Bates No: 510320848/0876

    Source:
    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/qkg63d00/pdf
  • Fact #271

    There is more smoking in TV shows rated TV-PG than in TV shows with a TV-14 rating. In other words, smoking is more prevalent on shows that aim to reach younger viewers. Hmm.

    Fact #271

    • celebrity
    • entertainment
    • movie

    There is more smoking in TV shows rated TV-PG than in TV shows with a TV-14 rating. In other words, smoking is more prevalent on shows that aim to reach younger viewers. Hmm.

    Source:

    Cullen J, Sokol NS, Slawek D, Allen J, Vallone D, Healton C. Depictions of Tobacco Use in 2007 Broadcast Television Programming Popular Among US Youth. Arch Pediat Adol Med. 2011; 175 (2):147-151.

  • Fact #171

    In 1996, the tobacco industry said that drinking one to two glasses of whole milk a day was riskier than second-hand smoke.

    Fact #171

    • big tobacco
    • marketing

    In 1996, the tobacco industry said that drinking one to two glasses of whole milk a day was riskier than second-hand smoke.

    Source:

    Philip Morris Europe SA. ""Second-hand tobacco smoke in perspective. What risks do you take?"" 1994. Bates no: 2501066695.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/ols32e00/pdf
  • Fact #53

    Over 16 million Americans live with tobacco-related illnesses.

    Fact #53

    • stats
    • disease

    Over 16 million Americans live with tobacco-related illnesses.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014

    URL: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/full-report.pdf
  • Fact #182

    Urea was found in cigarettes. Urea is also found in Pee.

    Fact #182

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Urea was found in cigarettes. Urea is also found in Pee.

    Source:

    Pee contains urea

    SUMMARY OF DATA ON UREA Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. American Tobacco. April 17, 1986. Access Date: October 10, 2004 Bates No.: 980365694/5705

    URL: http://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/fjk51a00/pdf?search=%22980365694%205705%22
    Source:

    Urea is found in cigarettes
    "R.J. Reynolds List of Ingredients (2008)". R.J. Reynolds.

    URL: http://www.rjrt.com/tobaccoingredients.aspx
  • Fact #209

    Smokeless tobacco use causes oral cancer, lesions, and gum recession.

    Fact #209

    • smokeless
    • disease

    Smokeless tobacco use causes oral cancer, lesions, and gum recession.

    Source:

    American Public Health Association. "Trends in Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults and Adolescents in the United States." American Journal of Public Health 2006. AM J Public Health. 2006. May 96(5). 897-905. David E. Nelson, MD, MPH, Paul Mowery, MS., Scott Tomar, DMD, Dr. PH, Stephen Marcus, PhD., Gary Giovino, PhD, and Luhua Zhao, MS. In Abstract.

    URL: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1470594
  • Fact #28

    Benzene is in tobacco smoke. Benzene causes cancer.

    Fact #28

    • ingredients
    • big tobacco
    • cigarettes
    • disease

    Benzene is in tobacco smoke. Benzene causes cancer.

    Source:

    Benzene is in Cigarettes

    NCI. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph No. 13. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, NIH Pub. No. 02-5074, October 2001. Page 176 of PDF.

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/KGCnCy
    Source:

    Sufficient Proof Exists of Benzene's Carcinogenity to Humans

    Hoffman D, Hoffman I, El-Bayoumy K. The Less Harmful Cigarette: A Controversial Issue. Chemical Research in Toxicology. The American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society. July 2001. Vol. 14, No. 7. Page 5, within list.

    URL: http://bit.ly/11ejZwO
  • Fact #166

    In 2006, a former Russian spy was allegedly murdered using Polonium -210. This radioactive chemical is also found in cigarette smoke, a fact at least one tobacco company was aware of in 1964.

    Fact #166

    • ingredients

    In 2006, a former Russian spy was allegedly murdered using Polonium -210. This radioactive chemical is also found in cigarette smoke, a fact at least one tobacco company was aware of in 1964.

    Source:

    Puffing on Polonium
    The New York Times
    1-Dec-06
    Robert N. Proctor

    URL: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/01/opinion/01proctor.html?ex=1166590800&en=ad9fa6ba36fdf6ab&ei=5070
    Source:

    Polonium 210 is found in cigarette smoke

    Presented At The Federation Of American Societies For Experimental Biology, Chicago, Illinois, April 15, 1964, Polonium-210 In Tobacco Smoke As A Tracer For Particle Deposition And Movement In Human Lungs
    Authors: Radford-EP;Little-JB;Hunt VR;Nelson-C
    Collection: American Tobacco

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/btt44f00/pdf?search=%22polonium%20210%20in%20tobacco%20smoke%20as%20a%20tracer%20for%20particle%20deposition%20movement%20in%20human%20lungs%22
    Source:

    Title: Exposure Of Cigarette Smokers To Polonium-210
    Bates Number: 950113512/3514
    Collection: American Tobacco

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/dib64f00/pdf
    Source:

    Title: Telephone Conversation, R. K. Heimann, This Date.
    Authors: Hager-JH
    Document Date: 19670609
    Document Type: Memo, Correspondence
    Bates Number: 950113515
    Collection: American Tobacco

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/eib64f00/pdf
    Source:

    Title: Filter Cigarettes For Removing Polonium From The Smoke, Interview With Mr. Nelson Stewart On September 23, 1964
    Authors: Pedersen-PM;American Tobacco Company
    Document Date: 19640925
    Document Type: Memo, Correspondence
    Bates Number: 950190504
    Collection: American Tobacco

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/con11a00/pdf
  • Fact #9

    Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,742,000 have emphysema from smoking.

    Fact #9

    • stats
    • disease

    Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,742,000 have emphysema from smoking.

    Source:

    CDC. Cigarette Smoking-Attributable Morbidity --- United States, 2000. MMWR 2003; 52(35);842-844. Table.

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5235a4.htm
  • Fact #129

    14% of U.S. high school students smoke.

    Fact #129

    • stats
    • youth

    14% of U.S. high school students smoke.

    Source:

    CDC. Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students Ñ United States, 2011 and 2012. 2013:62(45);893-897.

    Source:
    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6245a2.htm?s_cid= mm6245a2.htm_w
  • Fact #169

    As long ago as 1969, a tobacco company executive stated that they had "taken a great many steps to avoid advertising directed to young people." Yet 10 years later, they supplied their products to be featured in The Muppet Movie.

    Fact #169

    • marketing
    • big tobacco

    As long ago as 1969, a tobacco company executive stated that they had "taken a great many steps to avoid advertising directed to young people." Yet 10 years later, they supplied their products to be featured in The Muppet Movie.

    Source:

    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. American Tobacco Collection. July 22, 1969. Page: 82 of 197 in PDF.
    Document Type: Congressional Testimony, Legal
    Bates Number: 968062385/2581

    URL: http://www.legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/ihz24f00/pdf?search=%22968062385%202581%22
    Source:

    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library.
    (Proof Cullman is a Philip Morris employee). Page 21 of PDF.

    URL: http://bit.ly/QveVN3
    Source:

    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Philip Morris Collection. 1989. Pages 3 and 10 of 15 in PDF.
    Access Date: October 24, 2005
    Bates Number: 2025863645/3659

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/kez74e00/pdf
    Source:

    Below is a list of where smoking can be seen in The Muppet Movie.
    12:15 Cigarettes in the "El Sleezo CafŽ"
    14:00 Cigarettes in the "El Sleezo CafŽ"
    15:28 Cigarettes in the "El Sleezo CafŽ"
    16:00 Cigarettes in the "El Sleezo CafŽ"
    53:33 Ashtray on Rowlf's piano

  • Fact #195

    In 1988, one tobacco company brainstormed the idea of a colored cigarette to "enhance wardrobe."

    Fact #195

    • marketing

    In 1988, one tobacco company brainstormed the idea of a colored cigarette to "enhance wardrobe."

    Source:

    1 gives reference to the actual source of the document below.)
    Access Date: June 6, 2006
    Bates No: 511435201

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/fzv43d00/pdf
    Source:

    2. NEW PRODUCT IDEAS.
    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library.
    RJ Reynolds. 1988
    Access Date: June 6, 2006
    Bates Number: 506389501/9504

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/gne74d00/pdf
  • Fact #130

    Nearly 70% of smokers say they want to quit, but only 6% are able to each year.

    Fact #130

    • stats
    • addiction

    Nearly 70% of smokers say they want to quit, but only 6% are able to each year.

    Source:

    CDC. Cigarette Smoking Among Adults- United States, 2000. MMWR 2002; 51(29): 642-645.

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5129a3.htm
  • Fact #239

    Big Tobacco's products kill 1,300 smokers every day

    Fact #239

    • big tobacco
    • death

    Big Tobacco's products kill 1,300 smokers every day

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014. Printed with corrections, January 2014.

    URL: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/sgr50-chap-12.pdf
    • disease
    • Infographic

    Smoking can lead to cataracts, the number one cause of vision loss in the world.

    Source:

    The Health Consequences of Smoking, A Report of the Surgeon General. Chapter 6. Pages 777 and 779.
    Access Date: October 24, 2005

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/ME0QNb
  • Fact #241

    In a file from 1978, Big Tobacco described cancer as an essential ingredient of life. "Wait, they're talking about cancer, right?

    Fact #241

    • big tobacco
    • quotes
    • cancer

    In a file from 1978, Big Tobacco described cancer as an essential ingredient of life. "Wait, they're talking about cancer, right?

    Source:

    Campbell, J. A Public Relations Strategy for the Tobacco Advisory Council. Legacy Tobacco Document Library; Issued 1978. Bates Number: 2025024115/4137.Page 2

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/vdj04e00
  • Fact #106

    In 2012, adults whose highest level of academic achievement was some high school had the lowest rates of successfully quitting smoking in the U.S.

    Fact #106

    • addiction

    In 2012, adults whose highest level of academic achievement was some high school had the lowest rates of successfully quitting smoking in the U.S.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014. Printed with corrections, January 2014.

    URL: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/full-report.pdf

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