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In 2008, 48.8% of people for whom their high school diploma was their highest level of educational attainment who have ever smoked reported that they had successfully quit.
Source: "Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Trends in Smoking Cessation --- United States, 2008." CDC. Atlanta, GA. 58(44). 13 Nov. 2009: 1227-1232. Web.
Back in 2003, there was only one lonely smoke-free college campus. Now there are 2,342 smoke-free campuses!
Source: American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF). Smokefree and Tobacco-free U.S. and Tribal Colleges and Univeristies. Retrieved from http://no-smoke.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/smokefreecollegesuniversities.pdf
Florida recorded its lowest teen smoking rate ever in 2016, 5.2%!
Source: Florida Health. (2017). Celebrating 10 Successful Years [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from http://tobaccofreeflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TFF10Years.pdf
RJ Reynolds, the maker of Camel cigarettes, banned smoking in their offices.
Source: The Associated Press. "Maker of Camel Cigarettes to End Smoking in Its Offices." The New York Times. 22 Oct. 2014. Web.
Quitting smoking has been linked to helping with symptoms of depression.
Source: Lembke, Anna, Kenasha Johnson, and Charles DeBattista. “Depression and Smoking Cessation: Does the Evidence Support Psychiatric Practice?” Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 3.4 (2007): 487–493. Print.
In the U.S., 60.9% of students who ever smoked cigarettes daily tried to quit smoking cigarettes
Source: "High School Students Who Tried to Quit Smoking Cigarettes --- United States, 2007." CDC. Atlanta, GA. 58(16). 01 May 2009: 428-431. Web.
Tobacco farmers are starting to grow chickpeas because of the increase in hummus sales. Support Big Hummus!
Source: "Could Hummus Put an End to Smoking?" Haaretz. 26 Nov. 2014. Web.
In 1993, the Supreme Court decided that an inmate could sue a prison claiming that exposure to his cellmate's secondhand smoke could constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
Source: "Helling v. McKenney (91-1958), 509 U.S. 25 (1993)." Supreme Court of the United States. 1993. 1, 5.
In 2010, 52.4% of U.S. smokers quit for at least a day.
Source: "Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010." CDC. 11 Nov. 2011. 60(44): 1513-1519. Web.
Owensboro, Kentucky, a small town in the heart of tobacco country, banned cigarette smoking in all public places.
Source: "Smoking Ordinance 23-2014. Frequently Asked Questions." City of Owensboro. Owensboro, KY. Web.
The number of tobacco farms in the U.S. has gone from 415,315 in 1959 to 10,014 today.
Source: "Tobacco-Farms and Acres, by Acres Harvested, Quantity Harvested, and Value of Crop for Tobacco, for Selected States: 1964 and 1959." U.S. Department of Agriculture. Table 59.
As of 2015, 52.8 million Americans had successfully quit smoking.
Source: Babb S, Malarcher A, Schauer G, Asman K, Jamal A. Quitting Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2000–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 6 Jan 2017;65:1457–1464.