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The tobacco industry spends $26 million each day marketing its products in the U.S. alone.

Source: "Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2012." Federal Trade Commission. 2015.
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Despite declining smoking rates in civilians, smoking prevalence in the military continues to rise.

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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The average pack-a-day smoker spends $2,307 per year on cigarettes.

Source: "State Excise and Sales Taxes Per Pack of Cigarettes Total Amounts & State Rankings" Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 12 January 2018.
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Even if someone doesn't consider themselves a smoker, every "bummed" cigarette causes damage to vital organs in the body. Give that pancreas a break.

Source: Young, Saundra. "Surgeon General report: Tobacco smoke does immediate damage." CNN. 09 Dec. 2010. Web.
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E-cigarette aerosol can contain toxic metals

Source: National Academies of Sciences E, Medicine. Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2018.
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Adolescent athletes in some high-injury sports are at a 50% higher risk of misusing prescription painkillers than their peers who don't participate in these sports.

Source: Veliz PT, Boyd C, McCabe SE. Playing through pain: sports participation and nonmedical use of opioid medications among adolescents. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(5):e28–e30. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301242
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Because of something called the ‘smoking wage gap,’ young smokers could miss out on up to $10,000 a year.

Source: United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Usual Weekly Earnings Of Wage And Salary Workers Second Quarter 2016.19 July 2016.
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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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In DC, Big Tobacco advertises up to 10x more in black neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods

Source: Lee, J. G., Henriksen, L., Rose, S. W., Moreland-Russell, S., & Ribisl, K. M. (2015). A systematic review of neighborhood disparities in point-of-sale tobacco marketing. American journal of public health, 105(9), e8-e18.
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Toxins seep out of cigarette butts, which contaminate water.

Source: Barnes, Richard L. “Regulating the Disposal of Cigarette Butts as Toxic Hazardous Waste.” Tobacco Control 20.Suppl_1 (2011): i45–i48. PMC. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
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Not a Coincidence

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