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Secondhand smoke contains 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic and can cause cancer.

Source: Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, July 2015.
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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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Of former smokers in the U.S., 637,000 have had a stroke from smoking.

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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Some studies have found vapes to contain lead, nickel, tin, silver, formaldehyde, manganese, toluene, and other chemicals linked to cancer and central nervous system problems.

Source: Williams, M., Villarreal, A., Bozhilov, K., Lin, S., & Talbot, P. (n.d.). Metal and silicate particles including nanoparticles are present in electronic cigarette cartomizer fluid and aerosol. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23526962
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Long-term smokeless tobacco users may be up to fifty times more likely to have cancers of the cheek and gum than non-users.

Source: "Cancer Facts & Figures 2015." American Cancer Society. Atlanta, GA. 2015: 48. Web.
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Over 16 million Americans live with tobacco-related illnesses.

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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Even if you dump the tobacco from the center of a flavored cigar, there’s still tobacco — and nicotine, which is addictive — in the wrap.

Source: Cooper, Ziva D., and Margaret Haney. “Comparison of Subjective, Pharmacokinetic, and Physiologic Effects of Marijuana Smoked as Joints and Blunts.” Drug and alcohol dependence 103.3 (2009): 107–113. PMC. Web. 7 May 2018.
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Of current smokers in the U.S., 1,273,000 have emphysema from smoking.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking Attributable Morbidity - United States, 2000." CDC. 04 Sept. 2003; 52(35) 842-844. Table.
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Several studies have found a greater number of tobacco advertisements in African American neighborhoods. 

Source: "Disparities and Menthol Marketing: Additional Evidence in Support of Point of Sale Policies." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health — Open Access Journal, Anderson, 2016 ; Moreland-Russel, 2013; Rising 2011
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Nicotine is in tobacco smoke.

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: 178.
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In the 90s, Big Tobacco sent free cigarettes to troops deployed overseas during Desert Storm.

Source: Smith, E. A., & Malone, R. E. (2009). “Everywhere the Soldier Will Be”: Wartime Tobacco Promotion in the US Military. American Journal of Public Health, 99(9), 1595–1602. http://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2008.152983
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