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Big Tobacco targeted people in the U.S. military.

Source: Tobacco Promotion to Military Personnel: “The Plums Are Here to Be Plucked.”
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African Americans are more likely to die from smoking-related diseases than white Americans.

Source: African Americans and Tobacco Use: Smoking & Tobacco Use ; Center for Disease Control and Prevention ; August 17, 2016
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Low-Income neighborhoods are more likely to have tobacco retailers near schools than other neighborhoods

Source: D’Angelo, Heather, Alice Ammerman, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Laura Linnan, Leslie Lytle, and Kurt M. Ribisl. "Sociodemographic Disparities in Proximity of Schools to Tobacco Outlets and Fast-Food Restaurants." American Journal of Public Health 106.9 (2016): 1556-562.
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A major tobacco company visited a Pride festival to hand out coupons for cigarettes priced at $1 per pack. That’s five cents a smoke.

Source: "Newport's Pleasure Lounge Aims to Ignite Cigarette Sales." The Wall Street Journal; 13 Sept 2016.
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Smoking is more common among members of the US military than civilians.

Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, March 30, 2017
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In 1985, one tobacco company brainstormed the idea of reaching younger adult customers in record stores.

Source: "XG BRAINSTORMING NYC, 2/26." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 26 Feb. 1985. Report.
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People with mental illness die about 5 years earlier than those without these disorders; many of these deaths are caused by smoking cigarettes.

Source: Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders (Secondary Source CDC Report) ; March 10, 2017
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The most common causes of death among people with mental illness are heart disease, cancer, and lung disease, which can all be caused by smoking.

Source: Tobacco Use Among Adults with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders (Secondary Source CDC Report)
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One tobacco company brainstormed reaching its target consumer from ice cream trucks.

Source: "Other Ways to Reach the Target." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 02 Oct. 1989. Report.
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As late as 1999, tobacco companies placed in-store advertising signage at a child's eye level.

Source: "Point-of-Purchase Tobacco Environments and Variation by Store Type --- United States, 1999." CDC. 08 March 2002. 51(09): 184-7. Web.
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There is more smoking in TV shows rated TV-PG than in TV shows with a TV-14 rating. In other words, smoking is more prevalent on shows that aim to reach younger viewers. Hmm.

Source: Cullen, Jennifer, et al. "Depictions of Tobacco Use in 2007 Broadcast Television Programming Popular Among US Youth." Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 165(2). 07 Feb. 2011: 147-151. Web.
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