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Second hand smoke has been associated with lung cancer in birds. Not much to chirp about here.

Source: Oklahoma State University. "Secondhand Smoke Is A Health Threat To Pets." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 September 2007.
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In the past, a Big Tobacco planning document once described the young adult audience as “kids” who are less formed intellectually, more susceptible, and had no long term goals or anything to look forward to.

Source: DENICOLA RESEARCH. EASEL NOTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS. THE RESULTS OF TWO IDEA GENERATION SESSIONS ON SALEM SOUNDWAVES STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR 1990 (900000).. 1989 September 20. RJ Reynolds Records.
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Of current smokers in the U.S., 2,633,000 have chronic bronchitis from smoking.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking-Attributable Morbidity --- United States, 2000." Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 52(35). 05 Sept. 2003: 842-844. Table.
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"Point of sale" refers to a place where people purchase things -- like the counter at a drugstore. Big Tobacco spends 95% of its $9.1 billion annual marketing budget here. 

Source: U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Cigarette Report for 2014, 2016, https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/ reports/federal-tradecommission-cigarette-report-2014-federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report/ftc_cigarette_report_2014.pdf; FTC, Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2014, 2016, https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents /reports/federal-trade-commission-cigarette-report-2014-federal-trade-commission-smokeless-tobacco-report/ftc_smokeless_tobacco_report_2014.pdf [Data for top 5 manufacturers only].
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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.
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An average of 4.5mg of nicotine is absorbed from 7.9g of chewing tobacco and an average of 3.6mg of nicotine is absorbed from 2.5g moist snuff.

Source: Severson, H.H. "What Have We Learned From 20 Years of Research on Smokeless Tobacco Cessation?" American Journal of Medical Sciences. 326(4). Oct. 2003: 206-211. Web.
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1,685,068 pounds of toxic chemicals were released by tobacco product manufacturing facilities in the US in 2012. There goes the neighborhood!

Source: "TRI 312229: Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing Facilities (NAICS 312229)." A Center for Effective Government. Washington, DC. 2011. Web.
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Every year, 27 million pounds of pesticides are used to grow tobacco.

Source: "Fact Sheet: Environmental Impact of Tobacco." Multnomah County Health Department. March 2013. Web.
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E-cigarettes have had some quality-control issues. Plus, most e-cigs contain addictive nicotine, and carcinogens have been found in some e-cig vapor. How about we get some more research and regulation up in here?

Source: Cobb, Nathan K., et al. "Novel Nicotine Delivery Systems and Public Health: The Rise of the “E-Cigarette"." American Journal of Public Health. 100(12). Dec. 2010: 2340–2342. Web.
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Acetanisole is found in cigarettes. Acetanisole is also an ingredient in some perfumes.

Source: "PM USA Cigarette Tobacco & Flavor Ingredients." Altria. 1. Web.
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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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Smoking = No Cat Videos?

We wish we were kidding you, but cigarettes harm cats. Test your knowledge.