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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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In 2010, 75.6% of African Americans were interested in quitting smoking and 59.1% reported making a quit attempt.

Source: "Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 11 Nov. 2011. 60(44): 1513-1519. Web.
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Florida, the home of spring break and partying till 6AM, recorded its lowest teen smoking rate ever in 2014, 7.5%!

Source: "2014 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey: Fact Sheet 1. Youth Cigarette Use." TobaccoFreeFlorida.com. 2014. Web.
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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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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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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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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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In the U.S. in 2010, 62.4% of current young adult smokers were able to quit smoking for more than a day.

Source: "Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010." CDC. 11 Nov. 2011. 60(44): 1513-1519. Web.
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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., 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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