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In 2008, more than 48 million Americans had successfully quit smoking.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Trends in Smoking Cessation- United States, 2008." CDC. 13 Nov. 2009: 58(44).
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In the U.S. in 2012, 73.9% of people with at least a college degree who had ever smoked reported that they had successfully quit.

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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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.
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In 2010, 52.4% of U.S. smokers quit for at least a day.

Source: "Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010." CDC. 11 Nov. 2011. 60(44): 1513-1519. Web.
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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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In the U.S., 60.9% of students who ever smoked cigarettes daily tried to quit smoking cigarettes

Source: "High School Students Who Tried to Quit Smoking Cigarettes --- United States, 2007." CDC. Atlanta, GA. 58(16). 01 May 2009: 428-431. Web.
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In 2008, 48.8% of people for whom their high school diploma was their highest level of educational attainment who have ever smoked reported that they had successfully quit.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Trends in Smoking Cessation --- United States, 2008." CDC. Atlanta, GA. 58(44). 13 Nov. 2009: 1227-1232. Web.
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Quitting smoking has been linked to helping with symptoms of depression.

Source: Lembke, Anna, Kenasha Johnson, and Charles DeBattista. “Depression and Smoking Cessation: Does the Evidence Support Psychiatric Practice?” Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 3.4 (2007): 487–493. Print.
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RJ Reynolds, the maker of Camel cigarettes, banned smoking in their offices.

Source: The Associated Press. "Maker of Camel Cigarettes to End Smoking in Its Offices." The New York Times. 22 Oct. 2014. Web.
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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.
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Owensboro, Kentucky, a small town in the heart of tobacco country, banned cigarette smoking in all public places.

Source: "Smoking Ordinance 23-2014. Frequently Asked Questions." City of Owensboro. Owensboro, KY. Web.
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