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Big Tobacco paid retailers a combined $294 million in 2014 to sell and display tobacco products in their stores. 

Source: 1. U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Cigarette Report for 2014. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission, 2016 Federal Trade Commission. Federal Trade Commission, /reports/federal-tradecommission- cigarette-report-2014-federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report/ftc_cigarette_report_2014.pdf; 2. FTC, Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2014. Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission, 2016, /reports/federal-trade-commission-cigarette-report-2014-federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report/ftc_smokeless_tobacco_report_2014.pdf [Data for top 5 manufacturers only]. /Influencing-Youth-at-Point-of-Sale-Facts-Sheet.pdf

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

Advertising products at the point-of-sale at convenience stores increases "impulse buys" and makes tobacco seem like a part of everyday life. Which is probably why Big Tobacco spends 95% of its $9.1 billion yearly budget here. 

Source: Center for Public Health Systems Science. Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation: The Tobacco Retail and Policy Landscape. St. Louis, MO: Center for Public Health Systems Science at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and the National Cancer Institute, State and Community Tobacco Control Research Initative, 2014. /files/resources/WaU-guide-POS-policy-report-2015.pdf

The average pack-a-day smoker spends $2,193 per year on cigarettes.

Source: "Immediate Smoker Savings From Quitting In Each State." Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 20 July 2016.

600 MILLION TREES are chopped down every year for Big Tobacco.

Source: "Tobacco and the environment." Action on Smoking and Health. Sept. 2015. Web.

In 2007, Camel sold pink and teal packaged cigarettes which attracted young girls.

Source: "Camel No. 9 Cigarette-Marketing Campaign Targeted Young Teenage Girls." American Academy of Pediatrics, 10 November 2009

Studies show that there is a positive connection between tobacco promotions and the people who see them's susceptibility to smoking. 

Source: Paynter J, Edwards R. The impact of tobacco promotion at the point of sale: a systematic review. Nicotine Tob Res. 2009;11:25–35.

In the U.S., 33,951 people die each year from secondhand smoke-related heart disease.

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.

In the U.S., smoking results in 5.4 million years of potential life lost each year.

Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking." CDC. Respiratory Diseases. 2004. 43, 47. Report.

Benzene is in tobacco smoke. Benzene causes cancer.

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: 176.

Cigarettes and other smoking materials are the number one cause of fire deaths in the U.S.

Source: Hall, John R. "The Smoking Material Fire Problem." National Fire Protection Association. July 2013. Web.