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  • Fact #188

    Acetone is found in cigarette smoke. Acetone also removes nail polish.

    Fact #188

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Acetone is found in cigarette smoke. Acetone also removes nail polish.

    Source:

    Acetone is in nail polish remover

    Source:

    CDC ToxFAQsª for Acetone 22-Nov-04 Access Date: October 25, 2005

    URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=4&tid=1 Acetone is found in cigarette smoke
    Source:

    NCI. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yeilds 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. Category: Ingredients Fact Created: 11/10/2004

    URL: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/13/m13_complete.pdf
  • Fact #177

    A tobacco executive said that smoking is only as addictive "as sugar and salt and internet access."

    Fact #177

    • quotes
    • big tobacco

    A tobacco executive said that smoking is only as addictive "as sugar and salt and internet access."

    Source:

    Tobacco Control Legal Consortium. THE VERDICT IS IN: FINDINGS FROM UNITED STATES V. PHILIP MORRIS, "Addiction", 2006. Page 3 of 7.

    URL: http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-verdict-is-in.pdf
  • Fact #72

    Cigarette companies increased its spending on advertisements and promotions from 8.05 billion in 2010 to 8.37 billion in 2011.

    Fact #72

    • big tobacco

    Cigarette companies increased its spending on advertisements and promotions from 8.05 billion in 2010 to 8.37 billion in 2011.

    Source:

    Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2011. Issued 2013. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission.

    URL: http://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/reports/federal-trade-commission-cigarette-report-2011/130521cigarettereport.pdf
  • Fact #215

    One tobacco company brainstormed reaching its target consumer from ice cream trucks.

    Fact #215

    • infographic
    • marketing
    • big tobacco
    • youth

    One tobacco company brainstormed reaching its target consumer from ice cream trucks.

    Source:

    OTHER WAYS TO REACH THE TARGET Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. RJ Reynolds. October 2, 1989. Page 1 of 18. Access Date: September 15, 2004 Bates No.: 507176999-507177016

    URL: http://bit.ly/LTjjlp
  • Fact #249

    Sucking on a shared hookah mouthpiece can help spread herpes. Gives new meaning to the term pass it around" huh?

    Fact #249

    • science
    • disease

    Sucking on a shared hookah mouthpiece can help spread herpes. Gives new meaning to the term pass it around" huh?

    Source:

    Infectious diseases may be transmitted by sharing a hookah."

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/tobacco_industry/hookahs/ The use of shared mouthpieces during smoking sessions can spread infectious diseases such asÉherpes."
    Source:

    Hookah Smoking: A Growing Threat to Public Health. American Lung Association. URL:

    URL: http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/tobacco-control-advocacy/reports-resources/cessation-economic-benefits/reports/hookah-policy-brief.pdf
  • 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
  • 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

    • stats
    • 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/
    • Infographic
    • cigarettes
    • science

    Sunburns can cause wrinkles; so can cigarettes.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Women and Smoking. A report of the Surgeon General. Atlantic, GA.. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, March 2001. Category: Facial Wrinkles. Chapter 3.

    URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=womsmk&part=A7251#A7682 CDC. Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. 2002.

    URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5112a4.htm
  • Fact #270

    The more 10-14 year olds in the U.S. see smoking in movies, the more likely they are to start smoking.

    Fact #270

    • celebrity
    • entertainment
    • movie

    The more 10-14 year olds in the U.S. see smoking in movies, the more likely they are to start smoking.

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: 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, 2012

  • Fact #218

    In 2007, Camel sold pink and teal-packaged cigarettes which attracted young girls.

    Fact #218

    • marketing
    • women
    • youth

    In 2007, Camel sold pink and teal-packaged cigarettes which attracted young girls.

    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 #37

    In the US, 130,659 people die each year from smoking-related lung cancer.

    Fact #37

    • stats
    • death
    • disease

    In the US, 130,659 people die each year from smoking-related lung cancer.

    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 #189

    Geraniol is found in cigarettes. Geraniol is also found in pesticides.

    Fact #189

    • ingredients
    • cigarettes

    Geraniol is found in cigarettes. Geraniol is also found in pesticides.

    Source:

    Geraniol is found in cigarettes.

    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 Geraniol is found in pesticides.
    Source:

    Citation: Kegley, S.E., Hill, B.R., Orme S., Choi A.H., PAN Pesticide Database, Pesticide Action Network, North America (San Francisco, CA, 2008).

    URL: http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_Chemical.jsp?Rec_Id=PC33336
  • Fact #89

    In 2009, annual smoking-attributable health care expenditures were estimated at $132.5 billion.

    Fact #89

    • money

    In 2009, annual smoking-attributable health care expenditures were estimated at $132.5 billion.

    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 #172

    In 1971, when one tobacco executive was reminded that smoking can lead to underweight babies, he said, "Some women would prefer smaller babies."

    Fact #172

    • quotes
    • big tobacco

    In 1971, when one tobacco executive was reminded that smoking can lead to underweight babies, he said, "Some women would prefer smaller babies."

    Source:

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Women and Smoking. A report of the Surgeon General. Atlantic, GA. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, March 2001. Category: Women. Chapter 3. Page 17

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/wkg70d00/pdf (1) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking. A report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2004. Category: Reproductive Effects

    URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=smokeuse&part=ch5
  • Fact #74

    Cigarette companies advertised "light" cigarettes as less harmful to the smoker, although they can deliver the same levels of tar and nicotine.

    Fact #74

    • marketing
    • big tobacco

    Cigarette companies advertised "light" cigarettes as less harmful to the smoker, although they can deliver the same levels of tar and nicotine.

    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. Pages 21 and 245-246.

    URL: http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/tcrb/monographs/13/m13_complete.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 #75

    In 1993, one tobacco company executive thought it would be a good idea to have his employees mail"grassroots" complaints to airlines about their smoking bans, pretending to be regular customers.

    Fact #75

    • marketing
    • big tobacco

    In 1993, one tobacco company executive thought it would be a good idea to have his employees mail"grassroots" complaints to airlines about their smoking bans, pretending to be regular customers.

    Source:

    Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, Philip Morris Collection, 1993. Page 1. Access Date: October 21, 2005. Bates No: 2024203673 Fact Created: 6/4/1998

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/cgi/getdoc?tid=zha35e00&fmt=pdf&ref=results
    Source:

    "Philip Morris Glossary of names: W". Legacy Documents Library.

    URL: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/glossaries/pm_gloss_w.jsp
  • Fact #126

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

    Fact #126

    • infographic
    • 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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