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  • Fact #255

    Back in the day, tobacco documents included a segmentation of the women's market into groups like "emotional bra burning extremists" and "blatant lesbians".

    Fact #255

    • big tobacco
    • women
    • quotes

    Back in the day, tobacco documents included a segmentation of the women's market into groups like "emotional bra burning extremists" and "blatant lesbians".

    Source:

    Segmenting the women's market by women's role, women's lib and other social forces. June 18,1973. Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Page 3 (10). Bates No: 85093893/3902. Date added USCF: Feb 1, 2002.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/%20xlx31e00
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    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Toluene is found in cigarette smoke. Toluene is also found in explosives.

    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.

    URL: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/13/m13_complete.pdf
    Source:

    US Environmental Protection Agency."Explosives". TNT Production. Organic Chemical Process Industry. Page 1 of PDF.

    URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/ch06/final/c06s03.pdf
  • Fact #178

    In 2009, 5.9 trillion cigarettes were consumed worldwide - amounting to 865 cigarettes for every man, woman, and child in the world.

    Fact #178

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    • cigarettes

    In 2009, 5.9 trillion cigarettes were consumed worldwide - amounting to 865 cigarettes for every man, woman, and child in the world.

    Source:

    Eriksen, M., Mackay, J L, and Ross, H. The Tobacco Atlas. World Lung Foundation and American Cancer Society, 2012

    URL: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/products/cigarette_consumption/fig_b/
  • Fact #132

    Each year only 6.2% of smokers succeed in quitting.

    Fact #132

    • stats
    • addiction

    Each year only 6.2% of smokers succeed in quitting.

    Source:

    CDC. Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010. MMWR 2011; 60(44);1513-1519.

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6044a2.htm?s_cid= mm6044a2.htm_w
  • Fact #219

    Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine and alcohol.

    Fact #219

    • addiction

    Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine and alcohol.

    Source:

    Henningfield JE, Schuh LM, Heishman SJ. Pharmacological Determinants of Cigarette Smoking. In: Clarke P.B.S., Quik, M., Adlkofer, F.X., Thurau, K. (eds) Effects of Nicotine on Biological Systems II, International Symposium on Nicotine. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser Verlag, pp.247-256, 1995. (see table 1)

  • Fact #204

    Revenues from smokeless tobacco sales totaled $2.94 billion in 2011.

    Fact #204

    • stats
    • smokeless
    • money

    Revenues from smokeless tobacco sales totaled $2.94 billion in 2011.

    Source:

    Federal Trade Commission. Smokeless Tobacco Report for the Year 2011. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission; 2009. Page 1

    URL: http://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report-2011/130521smokelesstobaccoreport.pdf
  • Fact #212

    Using smokeless tobacco is also associated with gum recession, dental caries, and dental staining and abrasion.

    Fact #212

    • smokeless
    • disease

    Using smokeless tobacco is also associated with gum recession, dental caries, and dental staining and abrasion.

    Source:

    "Youth and Tobacco: Preventing Tobacco Use among Young People." A Report of the Surgeon General. Washington, D.C., 20402. 1995. Page 33 of 219.

  • Fact #127

    In just one year, about 31,000 kids lost their dads to tobacco-related disease in the US.

    Fact #127

    • stats
    • death

    In just one year, about 31,000 kids lost their dads to tobacco-related disease in the US.

    Source:

    Leistikow BN, Martin DC, Milano CE, 2000. Estimates of smoking-attributable deaths at ages 15-24, motherless or fatherless youths, and resulting Social Security costs in the United States in 1994. Preventive Medicine, 30(5) 252-360. Page 2 of 4 of PDF.

    URL: http://leistikow.ucdavis.edu/BereftYouths.pdf
  • Fact #250

    American Spirits are marketed as additive-free. Yet their warning label states: "No additives in our tobacco does NOT mean a safer cigarette." So they literally produce American spirits. As in, dead people.

    Fact #250

    • ingredients
    • marketing

    American Spirits are marketed as additive-free. Yet their warning label states: "No additives in our tobacco does NOT mean a safer cigarette." So they literally produce American spirits. As in, dead people.

    Source:

    Natural American Spirits cigarettes homepage. No additives in our tobacco does NOT mean safer cigarettes" warning label.

    URL: https://www.nascigs.com/modules/Security/Login.aspx
    Source:

    Print advertising ad

    URL: http://tobacco.stanford.edu/tobacco_main/images_body.php?token1=fm_img3617.php
  • Fact #232

    Methane is found in dog poop and in cigarette smoke.

    Fact #232

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Methane is found in dog poop and in cigarette 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.

    URL: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/13/m13_complete.pdf
    Source:

    Methods for Estimating Methane Emissions From Domestic Animals.

    URL: http://bit.ly/YImAMc
  • Fact #139

    The U.S., China, Russian Federation, Japan, and Indonesia were the top five countries that consumed more than half of the world's cigarettes in 2009.

    Fact #139

    • stats

    The U.S., China, Russian Federation, Japan, and Indonesia were the top five countries that consumed more than half of the world's cigarettes in 2009.

    Source:

    Eriksen, M., Mackay, J L, and Ross, H. The Tobacco Atlas. World Lung Foundation and American Cancer Society, 2012

    URL: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/harm/deaths/text/
  • Fact #208

    Smokeless tobacco is addictive.

    Fact #208

    • smokeless
    • addiction

    Smokeless tobacco is addictive.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Using Smokeless Tobacco: A Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General, 1986. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. NIH Pub. No. 86-2874.

    URL: http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/B/F/C/_/nnbbfc.pdf
  • Fact #268

    Exposure to pro-tobacco movies, TV shows, and ads that show tobacco use in a positive way more than doubles your chances of starting smoking.

    Fact #268

    • celebrity
    • entertainment
    • movie

    Exposure to pro-tobacco movies, TV shows, and ads that show tobacco use in a positive way more than doubles your chances of starting smoking.

    Source:

    Wellman RJ, Sugarman DB, et al. The extent to which tobacco marketing and tobacco use in films contribute to children’s use of tobacco. Archive of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2006;160:1285-1296.

  • Fact #14

    In the U.S., smoking results in 5.4 million years of potential life lost each year.

    Fact #14

    • stats
    • death

    In the U.S., smoking results in 5.4 million years of potential life lost each year.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 2004 Surgeon General's Report-The Health Consequences of Smoking. Chapter 4. Respiratory Diseases. Page 43, continued on page 47, of PDF.

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/LTh69s
  • Fact #197

    Adolescents who use smokeless tobacco are more likely to become cigarette smokers.

    Fact #197

    • smokeless
    • youth

    Adolescents who use smokeless tobacco are more likely to become cigarette smokers.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Using Smokeless Tobacco: A Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General, 1986. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service. NIH Pub. No. 86-2874. Page 17 of 22.

    URL: http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/NN/B/C/F/T/_/nnbcft.pdf
  • Fact #34

    Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S.

    Fact #34

    • stats
    • death

    Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA. Executive Summary. Page 13 of 20 of PDF.

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/N29OTZ
  • Fact #133

    Every 6 seconds, someone in the world dies from a smoking-related disease.

    Fact #133

    • stats
    • death

    Every 6 seconds, someone in the world dies from a smoking-related disease.

  • Fact #126

    In just one year, about 12,000 kids lost their mothers to tobacco-related disease in the US.

    Fact #126

    • women
    • death
    • stats

    In just one year, about 12,000 kids lost their mothers to tobacco-related disease in the US.

    Source:

    Leistikow BN, Martin DC, Milano CE, 2000. Estimates of smoking-attributable deaths at ages 15-24, motherless or fatherless youths, and resulting Social Security costs in the United States in 1994. Preventive Medicine, 30(5) 252-360.

    URL: http://leistikow.ucdavis.edu/BereftYouths.pdf

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