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In 1989, millions of cases of imported fruit were banned after a small amount of cyanide was found in just two grapes. There's 33 times more cyanide in a single cigarette than was found in both of those grapes.
Source: "Economic Policy: Interest Rates Are Kept High." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 16 Feb. 1989. Report.
Flavored cigs were banned in 2009 because they appealed to kids. Since, the # of “flavored cigars” on the market has more than doubled. Coincidence?
Source: "Flavored Tobacco Products Attract Kids." Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 20 April 2017.
Acetanisole is found in cigarettes. Acetanisole is also an ingredient in some perfumes.
Source: "PM USA Cigarette Tobacco & Flavor Ingredients." Altria. 1. Web.
Fact: 81% of youth who have ever used tobacco started with a flavored product.
Source: "Flavored Tobacco Product Use in Youth and Adults: Findings From the First Wave of the PATH Study (2013–2014)." American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2017.
Geraniol is found in cigarettes. Geraniol is also found in pesticides.
Source: "PM USA Cigarette Tobacco & Flavor Ingredients." Altria. 2. Web.
E-cigarettes are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not all are nicotine-free even though some claim to be.
Source: "The Truth About: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems." Truth Initiative.
Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine and alcohol.
Source: "International Symposium on Nicotine: The Effects of Nicotine on Biological Systems II." Google Books. Ed. Clarke, P.B.S., et al., 1994. Web.
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: Pearson JL, Johnson A, Villanti A, et al Misperceptions of harm among Natural American Spirit smokers: results from wave 1 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study (2013–2014) Tobacco Control Published Online First: 06 December 2016.
Urea was found in cigarettes. Urea is also found in Pee.
Source: Covington & Burling. "Summary of Data on Urea." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 05 Feb. 1993. Report.
1,685,068 pounds of toxic chemicals were released by tobacco product manufacturing facilities in the US in 2012. There goes the neighborhood!
Source: "TRI 312229: Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing Facilities (NAICS 312229)." A Center for Effective Government. Washington, DC. 2011. Web.
Acetaldehyde is in tobacco smoke. Acetaldehyde is a hazardous air pollutant.
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. 19 Nov. 2001: 179.