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A study in DC just three years ago found that little cigars and cigarillos were cheaper in neighborhoods with a higher density of black residents. 

Source: American Journal of Public Health : Peer Reviewed. "Marketing Little Cigars and Cigarillos: Advertising, Price, and Associations With Neighborhood Demographics" ; Jennifer Cantrell, DrPH, MPA, Jennifer M. Kreslake, MPH, Ollie Ganz, MSPH, Jennifer L. Pearson, PhD, MPH, Donna Vallone, PhD, MPH, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, MPH, Haijun Xiao, MS, and Thomas R. Kirchner, PhD ; October 2013, Vol 103, No. 10
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Ammonia boosts the impact of nicotine.

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: 174.
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People recovering from substance abuse are twice as likely to relapse within three years if they are a smoker.

Source: Weinberger, Andrea H., et al. “Cigarette Smoking Is Associated With Increased Risk of Substance Use Disorder Relapse: A Nationally Representative, Prospective Longitudinal Investigation.” The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., 22 Feb. 2017.
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As long ago as 1969, a tobacco company executive stated that they had "taken a great many steps to avoid advertising directed to young people." Yet 10 years later, they supplied their products to be featured in The Muppet Movie.

Source: Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. American Tobacco Collection. July 22, 1969. Page: 82 of 197 in PDF. Document Type: Congressional Testimony, Legal Bates Number: 968062385/2581
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Smokeless tobacco is addictive.

Source: "The Health Consequences of Using Smokeless Tobacco: A Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, NIH Pub. Bethesda, MD. Apr. 1986. Report.
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Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine and alcohol.

Source: "International Symposium on Nicotine: The Effects of Nicotine on Biological Systems II." Google Books. Ed. Clarke, P.B.S., et al., 1994. Web.
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An ingredient in mothballs- naphthalene- is 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. Oct. 2001.
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Since 1999, over 9,000 children and teens have died from opioid overdoses.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC WONDER: Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2017.
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In 2016, 1 in 5 deaths among young adults were opioid related.

Source: Gomes T, Tadrous M, Mamdani MM, Paterson J, Juurlink DN. The burden of opioid-related mortality in the united states. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(2):e180217.
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Smoking is responsible for the premature deaths of approximately 3 million women since 1980.

Source: "Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General." CDC. 30 Aug. 2002. 51: 1-30. Web.
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The average days’ supply of opioids prescribed by doctors in the U.S. increased 33% from 2006 to 2015.

Source: Guy GP Jr., Zhang K, Bohm MK, et al. Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:697–704. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6626a4
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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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Not a Coincidence

These Big Tobacco marketing tactics have consequences. Do you know what’s up?