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Nicotine increases your heart rate, tenses your muscles, and decreases the oxygen to your brain, despite a reputation for 'relieving stress.'

Source: TeenVogue.com, Tobacco Companies Target People Struggling With Mental Health, Helaina Hovitz. Jan 27, 2017
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Smokeless tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer.

Source: "Summaries and Evaluations Tobacco Products, Smokeless (Group 1)." International Agency for Research on Cancer. 10 Feb. 1998. Web.
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Higher smoking rates are associated with lower education levels.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Trends in Smoking Cessation -- United States, 2008." CDC. 13 Nov. 2009. 58(44): 1227. Report.
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In the past, Big Tobacco sponsored research in an attempt to show the “positive aspects of smoking.”

Source: RJR,SMITH CJ. PREPARATION OF A SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARTICLE IN HOW NICOTINE WORKS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN.. 1993 April 09. RJ Reynolds Records..
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Hydrogen cyanide is in tobacco smoke. Hydrogen cyanide exposure causes cardiovascular and respiratory illness.

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.
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The majority of smokers begin before the age of 18 (nearly 87% before age 18, and nearly 94% before age 20).

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. 2014. Report.
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Stores often sell cigars, little cigars, and cigarillos as singles or in multi-packs for less than a buck. 

Source: ChangeLabSolutions: Point of Sale Playbook: POLICY OPTIONS TO REGULATE THE SALE AND MARKETING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, 2016. http://www.changelabsolutions.org/sites/ default/files/Point_of_Sale_Playbook_FINAL_20160105.pdf
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Street artists create art and get arrested. Tobacco companies make products that kill people and walk away scot-free. Little backwards, huh?

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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As early as 1998, execs from one major tobacco company discussed "covertly" contacting graffiti artists to paint for them in key locations.

Source: "Salem: Recommendations to "Plus" New York Test." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 13 Aug. 1998. Report.
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Acetic Acid is found in cigarettes. Acetic Acid is also found in floor wipes.

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, Oct. 2001.
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