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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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Each year, around 480,000 premature deaths are related to tobacco use. The kicker? 41,000 of those deaths are in nonsmokers who have been exposed to smoke.

Source: "Second-hand Smoke Increases Fatness, Hinders Cognition in Children." Medical Xpress. 28 Jan. 2016.
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During 2005-2009, smoking-attributable productivity losses totaled $150.7 billion per year.

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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Smoking is more common among members of the US military than civilians.

Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, March 30, 2017
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The average pack-a-day smoker spends $2,307 per year on cigarettes.

Source: "State Excise and Sales Taxes Per Pack of Cigarettes Total Amounts & State Rankings" Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 12 January 2018.
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In 2006, U.S. consumers spent an estimated $90.7 million on tobacco products.

Source: Capehart, Tom. "Briefing Rooms: Tobacco." United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. 16 May 2007. Web.
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LGBTQ young adults are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco.

Source: "This Free Life Campaign." FDA. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2 May 2016.
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In the U.S., 26% of middle school, and 21% of high school students who smoke, smoke Newport.

Source: Bloch, A.B., et al. "Cigarette Brand Preference Among Middle and High School Students Who Are Established Smokers --- United States, 2004 and 2006." CDC. 58(05). 2009: 112-115. Web.
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In 1997, a Big Tobacco executive once said, under oath, that he believed Gummy Bears were addictive like cigarettes.

Source: "Norma R. Broin, et al., Plaintiffs, Vs. Philip Morris Companies, Inc., Defendants. Case No. 91-49738 CA 22. Howard A. Engle, M.D., et al., Plaintiffs, Vs. RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, Etc., et al., Defendants. Case No. 94-08273 CA 20." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 17 Apr. 1997. Deposition.
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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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