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Exposure to pro-tobacco movies, TV shows, and ads
more than doubles your chances of starting smoking.
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.
In 2007, Camel sold
pink and teal-packaged cigarettes
Pierce, JP, et al. "Camel No. 9 cigarette-marketing campaign targeted young teenage girls." Pediatrics. Apr. 2010. 125(4): 619-26. Web.
targeted the LGBTQ community. They even used
"How the Tobacco Industry Has Targeted the LGBT Community for Decades." ATTN.com; 13 Jan 2017.
in ads featured in
SMITH EA, OFFEN N, MALONE RE. Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Noncommercial Tobacco Content in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Press. Journal of health communication. 2006;11(7):635-649. doi:10.1080/10810730600934492.
young adults are nearly
as likely to
"This Free Life Campaign." FDA. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2 May 2016.
Call out Big Tobacco’s targeting
Big Tobacco has been targeting low-income neighborhoods for
. Can you spot their tactics?
People with any
mental health issues
or substance abuse disorders account for
40% of the cigarettes
smoked in the U.S.
Source: 2009 to 2011 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs). NSDUH is an annual survey sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
costs to the
Service alone totaled
IOM report, page 4
In 2007, Camel sold
pink and teal packaged cigarettes
"Camel No. 9 Cigarette-Marketing Campaign Targeted Young Teenage Girls." American Academy of Pediatrics, 10 November 2009
to have tobacco retailers
than other neighborhoods
DâAngelo, Heather, Alice Ammerman, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Laura Linnan, Leslie Lytle, and Kurt M. Ribisl. "Sociodemographic Disparities in Proximity of Schools to Tobacco Outlets and Fast-Food Restaurants." American Journal of Public Health 106.9 (2016): 1556-562.
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.
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