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  • 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.

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    An ingredient in mothballs- naphthalene- is also found in cigarette smoke.

    Source:

    Naphthalene is found 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.

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

    Mothballs contain napthalene.

    New South Wales Government Department of Health. "Naphthalene in Moth Balls and Toilet Deodorant Cakes".

    URL: http://www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/publication_pdfs/8780/DOH-8780-ENG.pdf
  • Fact #8

    Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,872,000 have chronic bronchitis from smoking.

    Fact #8

    • stats
    • disease

    Of former smokers in the U.S., 1,872,000 have chronic bronchitis from smoking.

    Source:

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

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/MYL9Mg
  • 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 #162

    Sodium hydroxide is a caustic compound found in hair removal products. It was found in cigarettes in 1994.

    Fact #162

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Sodium hydroxide is a caustic compound found in hair removal products. It was found in cigarettes in 1994.

    Source:

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
    Medical Management guidelines for Sodium Hydroxide

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

    National Institutes of Health: National Library of Medicine; Specialized Information Serivces
    Household Products Database
    Brand Name: Nair 3 in 1 Brush on Cream Hair Remover

    URL: http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=3002008
    Source:

    599 Additives in Cigarettes - Sodium Hydroxide
    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:

    Williamson Collection, April 12, 1994. Page 44 of PDF.
    Bates Number: 566936921-566936970

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/pjv11c00/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
    • stats
    • cancer
    • disease
    • infographic

    Of current smokers in the U.S., 46,000 have 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
  • Fact #135

    In 1997, one tobacco company CEO said he would probably "instantly" shut his doors "to get a better hold on things" if it were proved to his satisfaction that smoking causes cancer. That same company now admits on their website that smoking causes cancer, but they're still open for business.

    Fact #135

    • quotes
    • big tobacco
    • marketing

    In 1997, one tobacco company CEO said he would probably "instantly" shut his doors "to get a better hold on things" if it were proved to his satisfaction that smoking causes cancer. That same company now admits on their website that smoking causes cancer, but they're still open for business.

    Source:

    DEPOSITION OF GEOFFREY C. BIBLE TAKEN AT THE INSTANCE OF PLAINTIFFS IN THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. CL 95-1466 AH THE STATE OF FLORIDA, ET AL., PLAINTIFF, VS. THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS. American Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Philip Morris Collection. August 21, 1997
    Access Date: September 18, 2005. Page: 8 in PDF (Page 27 in that page).
    Bates Number: 2081843112/3136

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=car80c00&fmt=pdf&ref=results
    Source:

    Philip Morris USA official website

    URL: http://www.philipmorrisusa.com/en/cms/Products/Cigarettes/Health_Issues/Cigarette_Smoking_and_Disease/default.aspx?src=top_nav
  • Fact #29

    Arsenic is in tobacco smoke.

    Fact #29

    • ingredients
    • big tobacco
    • cigarettes

    Arsenic 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 180 of PDF.

    URL: http://1.usa.gov/XA6OUg
  • Fact #92

    In 2006, a judge ruled that Big Tobacco had been engaged in a 50-year-long scheme to deceive the public about the dangers of smoking. Lies suck too.

    Fact #92

    • big tobacco
    • marketing

    In 2006, a judge ruled that Big Tobacco had been engaged in a 50-year-long scheme to deceive the public about the dangers of smoking. Lies suck too.

    Source:

    CNNMoney.com."Judge rules against Big Tobacco. August 18, 2006.

    URL: http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/17/news/companies/tobacco_ruling/index.htm
    Source:

    United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Gladys Kessler, United States District Court Judge."Final Opinion". Civil Action No. 99-2496 (GK). August 17, 2006. Introduction/Overview, page 1-4. (Also page 219, 259, 293, 330, 479, 655, 819, 1397.)

    URL: http://tobaccofreekids.org/content/what_we_do/industry_watch/doj/FinalOpinion.pdf
  • 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 #42

    In the U.S., tobacco kills more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined.

    Fact #42

    • stats
    • death

    In the U.S., tobacco kills more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined.

    Source:

    Sources: 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
    Source:

    Murphy SL, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD. Deaths: Final data for 2010. National vital statistics reports; vol 61 no 4. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2013.

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf
  • Fact #205

    The five major smokeless manufacturers spent a total of $451.7 million on advertising and promotion, an increase from the $444.2 million spent in 2010.

    Fact #205

    • stats
    • big tobacco

    The five major smokeless manufacturers spent a total of $451.7 million on advertising and promotion, an increase from the $444.2 million spent in 2010.

  • 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 #207

    96.56 million pounds of moist snuff were sold in 2011--more than the combined sales of all of the other types of smokeless tobacco. Moist snuff also continued to receive the most advertising and promotional support from smokeless tobacco companies.

    Fact #207

    • smokeless
    • stats

    96.56 million pounds of moist snuff were sold in 2011--more than the combined sales of all of the other types of smokeless tobacco. Moist snuff also continued to receive the most advertising and promotional support from smokeless tobacco companies.

    • stats
    • death
    • disease
    • cancer
    • infographic

    82.4% of lung cancer deaths are attributable to smoking.

    Source:

    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. p.660.

    URL: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/50-years-of-progress/
  • Fact #160

    Problems with self-esteem. Has menial, boring job. Emotionally insecure. Passive-aggressive. Probably leads fairly dull existence. Grooming not a strong priority. Lacks inner resources. Group conformist. Non-thinking. Not into ideas. Insecure follower. These are all terms taken from Big Tobacco's files that have been used to describe different groups of potential customers for their deadly, addictive products.

    Fact #160

    • Tobacco Files
    • marketing
    • big tobacco

    Problems with self-esteem. Has menial, boring job. Emotionally insecure. Passive-aggressive. Probably leads fairly dull existence. Grooming not a strong priority. Lacks inner resources. Group conformist. Non-thinking. Not into ideas. Insecure follower. These are all terms taken from Big Tobacco's files that have been used to describe different groups of potential customers for their deadly, addictive products.

    Source:

    Problems with self-esteem

    RJR; HUNTER CS. MARKETING RESEARCH REPORT. INNER CITY BLACK CREATIVE EXPLORATORY.
    MARKETING DOC. R. J. Reynolds. American Legacy Documents. January 16, 1989.
    Access Date: June 30, 2005.
    Bates Number: 507119955/9990
    Secondary Bates Number: MRD88 12121
    Page 5.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/lsg28c00/pdf
    Source:

    Not Into Ideas (page 1)
    Group Conformist (page 1)
    Non-thinking (page 5)
    Menial, Boring Job (page 6)

    RUNNING LIST OF YA CHARACTERISTICS.
    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. R.J. Reynolds. 1988.
    Access Date: June 14, 2005
    Document Type: REPORT
    Bates Number: 507350280/0288.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/rtl28c00/pdf
    Source:

    Fairly Dull Existence (page 3)
    Insecure Follower (page 12)

    SMOKER PSYCHOGRAPHICS. Brown and Williamson. Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. April 1981. Access Date: July 19, 2005.
    Document Type: MARKETING REPORT
    Bates Number: 549000992/1019

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/kch10f00/pdf
    Source:

    Passive Agressive (page 5)
    Grooming Not a Strong Priority (page 15)
    Lacks Inner Resources (page 17)

    MINDSET SEGMENTS.
    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Documents. R.J. Reynolds. January 3, 1991
    Access Date: June, 14, 2005.
    Document Type: REPORT
    Bate Number: 510320848/0876.
    Page 3/29 in PDF

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/abr28c00/pdf
  • 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

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