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For every smoker who died in 2015 worldwide, Big Tobacco raked in a $9,730.16 profit. That's up 39% from 2013. Turns out BT chooses wealth over health.
Source: “Manufacturing.” Tobacco Atlas, tobaccoatlas.org/topic/manufacturing/
In 1985, one tobacco vice president wondered, in reference to smoking-related deaths, if we should ban sleep since according to him the majority of people die in their sleep.
Source: Dollisson, J. "Smoking & Health 'The Scientific Controversy'." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, 14 May 1985. 109-13. Report.
In 2016, tobacco killed over 7 million people worldwide.
Source: The Tobacco Atlas. Deaths. https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/.