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Cigarettes aren’t biodegradable — which means they don’t fully break down over time.

Source: "The Environment vs Cigarettes." Quit Smoking Community. 27 Nov. 2013.
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In the past, Big Tobacco described some low-income consumers as "very repressed," having "low self-esteem" and "an overall pessimistic outlook on life."

Source: Author: G.P. Ward, an employee of Brown and Williamson (as indicated by the headline “internal correspondence”
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Big Tobacco's products affects the readiness and performance of the military.

Source: Combating Tobacco Use in Military and Veteran Populations, 2009
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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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Big Tobacco has been ordered to say they were deliberately deceptive when they designed cigarettes to jack up the impact of nicotine.

Source: "United States of America v. Phillip Morris USA, Inc." United States District Court for the District of Columbia. 27 Nov. 2012. Document.
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Every 6 seconds, someone in the world dies from a smoking-related disease.

Source: "Tobacco Fact sheet N°339." World Health Organization. 06 July 2015. Web.
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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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People with serious mental illness are more likely to smoke, putting them at risk for smoking-related cancer, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.

Source: American Psychological Association; Kirsten Weir ; Home // Monitor on Psychology // June 2013 Monitor on Psychology // Smoking and mental illness
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In DC, Big Tobacco advertises up to 10x more in black neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods

Source: Lee, J. G., Henriksen, L., Rose, S. W., Moreland-Russell, S., & Ribisl, K. M. (2015). A systematic review of neighborhood disparities in point-of-sale tobacco marketing. American journal of public health, 105(9), e8-e18.
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Some kids exposed to secondhand smoke have more body fat and slower learning skills.

Source: "Second-hand Smoke Increases Fatness, Hinders Cognition in Children." Medical Xpress. 28 Jan. 2016.
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