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People recovering from substance abuse are twice as likely to relapse within three years if they are a smoker.

Source: Weinberger, Andrea H., et al. “Cigarette Smoking Is Associated With Increased Risk of Substance Use Disorder Relapse: A Nationally Representative, Prospective Longitudinal Investigation.” The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., 22 Feb. 2017.
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In 1996, the tobacco industry said that drinking one to two glasses of whole milk a day was riskier than second-hand smoke.

Source: "Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke in Perspective. What Risks Do You Take?" Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, 1994. Advertisement.
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In the past, Big Tobacco sponsored research in an attempt to show the “positive aspects of smoking.”

Source: RJR,SMITH CJ. PREPARATION OF A SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARTICLE IN HOW NICOTINE WORKS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN.. 1993 April 09. RJ Reynolds Records..
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Sodium hydroxide is a caustic compound found in hair removal products. It was found in cigarettes in 1994.

Source: "Medical Management Guidelines for Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)." Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 21 Oct. 2014. Web.
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Benzene, arsenic and cyanide are all poisons. They're all in cigarette smoke too.

Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine, Oct. 2001.
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Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S.

Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General Executive Summary." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014. 13. Report.
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Maternal smoking during pregnancy and exposure to secondhand smoke in infancy increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General." 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. Smoking-Attributable Morbidity, Mortality, and Economic Costs. 2014. Report.
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Acetic Acid is found in cigarettes. Acetic Acid is also found in floor wipes.

Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine, Oct. 2001.
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Cadmium is found in cigarettes. Cadmium is also found in batteries.

Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine, Oct. 2001.
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African Americans are less likely to successfully quit smoking than white Americans.

Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010 ; Center for Disease Control and Prevention ; November 11, 2011
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Every cigarette a man smokes takes 11 minutes off his life. That means every pack of cigarettes Big Tobacco makes shortens a man's life by 3.5 hours. Let that blow your mind.

Source: Shaw, Mary, Richard Mitchell, and Danny Dorling. "Time for a smoke? One cigarette is equivalent to 11 minutes of life expectancy." British Medical Journal. 320(53). 2000. Web.
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Toluene is found in cigarette smoke. Toluene is also found in gasoline.

Source: McKeown, N J. "Toluene Toxicity." Medscape, 01 Feb. 2015. Web.
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