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The tobacco industry spends $26 million each day marketing its products in the U.S. alone.

Source: "Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2012." Federal Trade Commission. 2015.
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Cigarette smoke contains about 7,000 chemicals.

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. Other Specific Outcomes, 2014. Report.
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Every year, tobacco-related disease kills about 202,000 women in the US.

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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Advertising and promotional expenditures for both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (ie tobacco) in 2012: $9.6 billion

Source: "Cigarette Sales Declined, Smokeless Tobacco Sales Increased From 2011 Levels." Federal Trade Commission. 27 March 2015. Web.
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In 1978, one tobacco executive said that "unhappiness causes cancer." So smile!

Source: Lincoln, J.E. "NCI Study of Occupational Cancers." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 06 Oct. 1978. Memo.
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Nicotine has been found in the breast milk of animals exposed to tobacco.

Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General." CDC. Reproductive Effects. 564. Report.
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In 1993, one tobacco company executive thought it would be a good idea to have his employees mail "grassroots" complaints to airlines about their smoking bans, pretending to be regular customers.

Source: Legacy Tobacco Documents Library, Philip Morris Collection, 1993. Page 1. Access Date: October 21, 2005. Bates No: 2024203673 Fact Created: 6/4/1998
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There were 100 million deaths worldwide from tobacco use in the 20th century.

Source: "Smoking’s Death Toll." The Tobacco Atlas. 2015. Web.
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There are 11 known human carcinogens in cigarette smoke.

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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Cigarette companies increased its spending on advertisements and promotions from 8.05 billion in 2010 to 8.37 billion in 2011.

Source: "Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2011." Washington, DC: Federal Trade Commission. 2013. Report.
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600 MILLION TREES are chopped down every year for Big Tobacco.

Source: "Tobacco and the environment." Action on Smoking and Health. Sept. 2015. Web.
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Every day, about 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers.

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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