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In an average one-hour hookah session, you inhale 100 to 200 times as much smoke as from a single cigarette.

Source: "Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: Health Effects, Research Needs and Recommended Actions by Regulators. WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg)." World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. 16 Sept. 2005.
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About one third of youth smokers will eventually die from a tobacco-related disease.

Source: Epstein, D. "Tobacco: the next World War?" Pan American Health Organization. World Health Organization. 1997. 2(2). Web.
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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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Big Tobacco's products kill 1,300 smokers every day.

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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Of current smokers in the U.S., 46,000 have lung cancer from smoking.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking Attributable Morbidity - United States, 2000." CDC. 05 Sept. 52(35). 2003: 842-844. Table.
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For approximately 50 years, tobacco companies falsely and fraudulently denied that smoking causes lung cancer and emphysema.

Source: "United States of America, Plaintiff, and Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, and Nationals African American Tobacco Prevention Network, Intervenors, and Philip Morris USA, Inc. (f/k/a Philip Morris, Inc.), et al., Defendants." United States District Court for the District of Columbia. 17 Aug. 2006: 1-4, 219, 259, 293, 330, 479, 655, 819, 1397. Document.
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Urea was found in cigarettes. Urea is also found in Pee.

Source: Covington & Burling. "Summary of Data on Urea." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 05 Feb. 1993. Report.
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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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A typical 60 minute hookah session is the same as smoking 100 cigarettes.

Source: "Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: Health Effects, Research Needs and Recommended Actions by Regulators. WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg)." World Health Organization. Geneva, Switzerland. 16 Sept. 2005.
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Around the 1980s, tobacco companies labeled African Americans - less educated, prefer malt liquor, have problems with their own self-esteem.

Source: "1990 (900000) New Marketing Ideas. Summary of Programs." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, 1989. Report.
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Back in the day, tobacco documents included a segmentation of the women's market into groups like "emotional bra burning extremists" and "blatant lesbians."

Source: Satterthwaite, F.B. "Segmenting the Women's Market by Women's Role, Women's Lib and Other Social Forces #7591." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. 18 June 1973. Report.
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Big Tobacco has been targeting low-income neighborhoods for decades. They’re still up to it.