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More than 30% of Marines smoke — the highest smoking rate among all US service members.
Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, March 30, 2017
After they were banned in 2009, Big Tobacco intentionally manipulated flavored cigarettes so that they could market them as “little cigars.” Real creative, Big Tobacco.
Source: "Flavored Tobacco Products Attract Kids." Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 20 April 2017.
In 2014, Big Tobacco spent $7.12 billion discounting products at the "point of sale" — a.k.a. where people buy things (like the counter at a drugstore).
Source: 1. U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Cigarette Report for 2014, 2016, https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents /reports/federal-tradecommission- cigarette-report-2014-federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report/ftc_cigarette_report_2014.pdf; 2. FTC, Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2014, 2016, https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents /reports/federal-trade-commission-cigarette-report-2014-federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report/ftc_smokeless_tobacco_report_2014.pdf
Young adults report seeing heavier advertising for tobacco at the point-of-sale than on any other advertsiting platform
Source: Center for Public Health Systems Science. Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation: The Tobacco Retail and Policy Landscape, 2014. https://cphss.wustl.edu/Products/ ProductsDocuments/ASPiRE_2016_ReportToTheNation.pdf
Every year, 27 million pounds of pesticides are used to grow tobacco.
Source: "Fact Sheet: Environmental Impact of Tobacco." Multnomah County Health Department. March 2013. Web.