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More than 11 million cigarettes per minute were smoked around the world every single day in 2009.
Source: "Cigarette Use Globally." The Tobacco Atlas. 2015. Web.
In 1995, 43% of teens in West Virginia smoked. Today, only 19.6% of teens in West Virginia smoke. Damn, West Virginia teens are killing it at living.
Source: "West Virginia, High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2013." CDC. 2013. Survey.
Back in 2003, there was only one lonely smoke-free college campus. Now, there are 1,475!
Source: "Smokefree and Tobacco-Free Colleges and Universities." Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Berkeley, CA. Web.
The number of tobacco farms in the U.S. has gone from 415,315 in 1959 to 10,014 today.
Source: "Tobacco-Farms and Acres, by Acres Harvested, Quantity Harvested, and Value of Crop for Tobacco, for Selected States: 1964 and 1959." U.S. Department of Agriculture. Table 59.
Nearly 70% of smokers say they want to quit, but only 6% are able to each year.
Source: "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults- United States, 2000." CDC, 26 July 2002. 51(29): 642-645. Web.
It is estimated that as many as 15.9% of pregnant women and girls smoke.
Source: "Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Sept. 2013. 47. Figure 4.5.
69 animal and/or human carcinogens are in tobacco smoke.
Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. 19 Nov. 2001.