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E-cigarettes are smoke-free and tobacco-free, but not all are nicotine-free even though some claim to be.

Source: "The Truth About: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems." Truth Initiative.
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Big Tobacco targeted people in the U.S. military.

Source: Tobacco Promotion to Military Personnel: “The Plums Are Here to Be Plucked.”
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In 1985, a tobacco industry brainstorming session came up with the idea of reaching their "younger adult smokers" in candy stores.

Source: "XG Brainstorming." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, 26 Feb. 1985: 1-40. Report.
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Cats are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes. The toxins from cigarettes are inhaled and get on their fur—which is licked up when cats groom themselves. 

Source: Bertone, Elizabeth, Laura Snyder, and Antony Moore. “Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Malignant Lymphoma in Pet Cats.” American Journal of Epidemiology. 156(3). 2002. Web.
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Since 1964, there have been more than 20 million premature deaths attributed to tobacco in the U.S.

Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress. A Report of the Surgeon General Executive Summary." 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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Exposure to pro-tobacco movies, TV shows, and ads more than doubles your chances of starting smoking.

Source: Wellman, Robert J., et al. "The Extent to Which Tobacco Marketing and Tobacco Use in Films Contribute to Children's Use of Tobacco: A Meta-analysis." Archive of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Jan. 2007.
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Of former smokers in the U.S., 138,000 have lung cancer from smoking.

Source: "Cigarette Smoking Attributable Morbidity - United States, 2000." CDC. 05 Sept. 2003. 52(35): 842-844. Table.
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In the past, Big Tobacco described some low-income consumers as "very repressed," having "low self-esteem" and "an overall pessimistic outlook on life."

Source: Author: G.P. Ward, an employee of Brown and Williamson (as indicated by the headline “internal correspondence”
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In the U.S., 113,100 people die from smoking-related pulmonary diseases each year (pneumonia, influenza, emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airways obstruction).

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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In 1985, one tobacco vice president wondered, in reference to smoking-related deaths, if we should ban sleep since according to him the majority of people die in their sleep.

Source: Dollisson, J. "Smoking & Health 'The Scientific Controversy'." Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, 14 May 1985. 109-13. Report.
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Over half of young adults who misused prescription opioids got them from a friend or family member.

Source: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2017). 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD.
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Pets and Tobacco

Did you know that smoking impacts your pets? Test your knowledge.