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  • Fact #32

    Chromium is in tobacco smoke. Chromium contributes to cancer.

    Fact #32

    • ingredients
    • big tobacco
    • cigarettes
    • disease

    Chromium is in tobacco smoke. Chromium contributes to cancer.

    Source:

    Chromium is in tobacco smoke

    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 180 of PDF.

    URL: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/brp/tcrb/monographs/13/m13_complete.pdf
  • Fact #140

    There were 100 million deaths worldwide from tobacco use in the 20th century.

    Fact #140

    • stats
    • death

    There were 100 million deaths worldwide from tobacco use in the 20th century.

    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 #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 #142

    One half of all lifetime smokers will die prematurely as a result of smoking.

    Fact #142

    • death
    • stats

    One half of all lifetime smokers will die prematurely as a result of smoking.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2004. Page 873.

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2004/pdfs/chapter7.pdf
  • Fact #175

    In 1978, one tobacco executive said that "unhappiness causes cancer." So smile!

    Fact #175

    • big tobacco
    • quotes

    In 1978, one tobacco executive said that "unhappiness causes cancer." So smile!

    Source:

    NCI STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL CANCERS.
    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Philip Morris. Page 1 of 2.
    Document Date: October 6, 1978.
    Bates No.: 10030440078/0079

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/hye94e00/pdf;jsessionid=3921A14B65660AD990C9CCB25CCA4AFA
  • Fact #55

    620 people die each year in the U.S. from smoking-related fires.

    Fact #55

    • stats
    • death

    620 people die each year in the U.S. from smoking-related fires.

    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
  • Fact #263

    E-cigarettes are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not all are nicotine-free--even though some claim to be.

    Fact #263

    • e-cig
    • ingredients

    E-cigarettes are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not all are nicotine-free--even though some claim to be.

    • marketing
    • cigarettes
    • ingredients

    Unlike other products, the tobacco industry doesn't need to list ingredients on the label.

    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: 175 of 251 in PDF. Fact Created: 11/10/2004

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

    Title 15, Chapter 36 - Cigarette Labeling and Advertising (1335a. List of cigarette ingredients; annual submission to Secretary; transmittal to Congress; confidentiality. Page: 4 to 5 of 7 in PDF.

    Federal Trade Commission Access Date: October 24, 2005

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/OFyIfy"
  • Fact #184

    Cinnemaldyhyde is found in cigarettes. Cinnemaldehyde is also found in pet repellant.

    Fact #184

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Cinnemaldyhyde is found in cigarettes. Cinnemaldehyde is also found in pet repellant.

    Source:

    Philip Morris USA Online. Products. Tobacco Flavor and Ingredients. Alphabetical List, No. 17.

    URL: http://www.pmusa.com/en/cms/Products/Cigarettes/Ingredients/Tobacco_Flavor_Ingredients/default.aspx?src=top_nav
    Source:

    Cinnemaldyhyde is in pet repellent

    US Environmental Protection Agency. Pesticides: Regulating Pesticides. Biopesticides. Active Ingredient Index P-S.

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/YW4EN3
  • Fact #186

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

    Fact #186

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

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

    Source:

    Toluene is found in gasoline.

    Medscape's eMedicine. McKeown, Nathanael J., DO."Toxicology, Toluene". May 20, 2009.

    URL: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/818939-overview
    Source:

    Toluene is found in cigarette smoke.

    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
  • Fact #10

    Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,755,000 have had a heart attack from smoking.

    Fact #10

    • stats
    • disease

    Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,755,000 have had a heart attack from smoking.

  • Fact #79

    In 1996, a major tobacco company planned to boost cigarette sales by targeting homeless people. They called their plan"Project SCUM: Sub Culture Urban Marketing."

    Fact #79

    • Tobacco Files
    • big tobacco
    • marketing

    In 1996, a major tobacco company planned to boost cigarette sales by targeting homeless people. They called their plan"Project SCUM: Sub Culture Urban Marketing."

    Source:

    PROJECT SCUM. The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library; Issued: 1995.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/mum76d00
  • Fact #5

    Of current smokers in the U.S., 358,000 have a cancer other than lung cancer from smoking.

    Fact #5

    • stats
    • cancer
    • disease

    Of current smokers in the U.S., 358,000 have a cancer other than lung cancer from smoking.

    Source:

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

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/MYL9Mg
    • Tobacco Files
    • quotes
    • big tobacco
    • infographic

    A 1989 document from Big Tobacco's files described young adult smokers in the military as: "less educated" with "poor academic performance" and "limited job prospects."

    Source:

    Military YAS Initiative. Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. RJ Reynolds collection. 1989. Bates No: 507358562/8574.

    Source:
    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/hrb34d00/pdf
  • 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 #214

    An average of 4.5mg of nicotine is absorbed from 7.9g of chewing tobacco and an average of 3.6mg of nicotine is absorbed from 2.5g moist snuff.

    Fact #214

    • smokeless
    • stats
    • science

    An average of 4.5mg of nicotine is absorbed from 7.9g of chewing tobacco and an average of 3.6mg of nicotine is absorbed from 2.5g moist snuff.

    Source:

    The American Journal of Medical Sciences. Severson, Herbert H. PhD."What Have We Learned From 20 Years of Research on Smokeless Tobacco Cessation?" Tobacco Update: Scientific Advances, Clinical Perspectives. October 2003. Volume 326, Issue 4: pp 206-211. Abstract.

    URL: http://bit.ly/foQBQi
  • Fact #176

    In 1953, Phillip Morris advertised their cigarettes as "the cigarette that takes the FEAR out of smoking."

    Fact #176

    • quotes
    • big tobacco
    • marketing

    In 1953, Phillip Morris advertised their cigarettes as "the cigarette that takes the FEAR out of smoking."

    Source:

    THE CIGARETTE THAT TAKE THE FEAR OUT OF SMOKING. CALL FOR PHILIP MORRIS. American Legacy Documents Database. Bates Number: 2023033214.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/zey74e00/pdf
    Source:

    American Legacy Documents Database. Bates number PHIL0920. Added August 27, 2009.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/fwa56b00
  • 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

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