One tree is killed for just 15 packs of Cigarettes.
"Billions of trees. Millions of cigarette butts. One dangerous product." California Department of Public Health. 2015. Web.http://tobaccofreeca.com/environment/billions-trees-millions-cigarette-butts-one-dangerous-product/
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.
Because of the tobacco industry's products, about 353 people in the U.S. die of lung cancer every day.
Source: "Tobacco Use. Targeting The Nations Leading Killer: At A Glance 2010." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Atlanta, GA: 2. Web.
In the U.S. alone, every day the tobacco industry spends enough money marketing its products to buy 150,000 10-karat gold grillz.
Source: "Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2007 and 2008." Federal Trade Commission. 2011. Report.
In 2010, 52.4% of U.S. smokers quit for at least a day.
Source: "Quitting Smoking Among Adults --- United States, 2001--2010." CDC. 11 Nov. 2011. 60(44): 1513-1519. Web.
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.
In 1995, 43% of teens in West Virginia smoked. Today, only 16.2% of teens in West Virginia smoke. Damn, West Virginia teens are killing it at living.
Source: West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources. Addressing Tobacco Use and Its Associated Health Conditions in West Virginia. Charleston, WV: West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, West Virginia Division for Tobacco Prevention, Office of Community Health Services and Health Promotion, 2016.
In the U.S., smoking results in 5.4 million years of potential life lost each year.
Source: "The Health Consequences of Smoking." CDC. Respiratory Diseases. 2004. 43, 47. Report.
Cigarettes and other smoking materials are the number one cause of fire deaths in the U.S.
Source: Hall, John R. "The Smoking Material Fire Problem." National Fire Protection Association. July 2013. Web.
In the US, about 480,000 people die a tobacco-related death every year.
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.
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.
Secondhand smoke contains 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic and can cause cancer.
Source: Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, July 2015.
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.