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Big Tobacco grew genetically engineered tobacco plants with 2X the natural levels of nicotine.
Source: Lewan T. Dark secrets of tobacco company exposed, 1998
4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. Yuck!
Source: Slaughter, E., R. M. Gersberg, K. Watanabe, J. Rudolph, C. Stransky, and T. E. Novotny. "Toxicity of Cigarette Butts, and Their Chemical Components, to Marine and Freshwater Fish." Tobacco Control 20.Supplement 1 (2011): I25-29.
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.
Smoking is responsible for the premature deaths of approximately 3 million women since 1980.
Source: "Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General." CDC. 30 Aug. 2002. 51: 1-30. Web.
88% of youth had no clue smokers earn 20% less cash than non-smokers.
Source: Truth Initiative’s Media Monitoring Survey
Chromium is in tobacco smoke. Chromium contributes to cancer.
Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. 19 Nov. 2001: 180.
Big Tobacco spends more than 80% of their marketing budget- nearly $7B per year, to make cigarettes cheaper.
Source: Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2015
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.