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Over 99% of convenience stores in the U.S. sell cigarettes. 99.6% sell other tobacco products. And 92% have tobacco ads on display. That's a lot of 9's to say: convenience stores sure seem to be crazy about cigarettes. 

Source: 1. Cigarettes Generate Big Revenue for Convenience Stores: Analysis of 2013 State of the Industry Report. The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing http://center4tobaccopolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Cigarettes-Generate-Big-Revenue-September-2013.pdf 2. Feighery, E. C., Ribisl, K. M., Schleicher, N. C., & Clark, P. I. (2004). Retailer participation in cigarette company incentive programs is related to increased levels of cigarette advertising and cheaper cigarette prices in stores. Prev Med, 38(6), 876-884.
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Geraniol is found in cigarettes. Geraniol is also found in pesticides.

Source: "PM USA Cigarette Tobacco & Flavor Ingredients." Altria. 2. Web.
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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.
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Toluene is found in cigarette smoke. Toluene is also found in gasoline.

Source: McKeown, N J. "Toluene Toxicity." Medscape, 01 Feb. 2015. Web.
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In 1994, the CEOs from 7 major tobacco companies testified before Congress, under oath, that they believed nicotine was NOT addictive.

Source: Whitworth, Damian. "Seven Dwarfs Gaffe Led to Legal Bonanza." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 15 July 2000. Article.
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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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The amount the industry spent on tobacco advertising and promotion per day in 2012? $26 million per day.

Source: "Cigarette Sales Declined, Smokeless Tobacco Sales Increased From 2011 Levels." Federal Trade Commission. 27 March 2015. Web.
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Smokers earn 20% less than non-smokers.

Source: Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Melinda Pitts. "Even One Is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, July 2013.
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Hydrogen cyanide has been used in prison executions. It's also found 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, 19 Nov. 2001. 56, 176, 251.
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In 2007, Camel sold pink and teal-packaged cigarettes which attracted young girls.

Source: Pierce, JP, et al. "Camel No. 9 cigarette-marketing campaign targeted young teenage girls." Pediatrics. Apr. 2010. 125(4): 619-26. Web.
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Maternal smoking during pregnancy and exposure to secondhand smoke in infancy results in the deaths of 1,015 infants every year 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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Florida, the home of spring break and partying till 6AM, recorded its lowest teen smoking rate ever in 2014, 7.5%!

Source: "2014 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey: Fact Sheet 1. Youth Cigarette Use." TobaccoFreeFlorida.com. 2014. Web.
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