About 25% of all deaths in the US are related to tobacco. That’s more than murders, car accidents, and HIV/AIDs combined. And 10% of all deaths worldwide are the result of tobacco-related diseases.
Our Challenge: the tobacco industry makes billions of dollars selling their deadly products with no intention to ever stop. They also use their profits to block anti-tobacco measures and addict future generations. That’s where you come in!
With your help, and the generous support of anonymous donors who will DOUBLE your donation, we can make life unpleasant for the tobacco industry by increasing taxes, increasing marketing bans, adding graphic health warnings on their products, and excluding their products from free trade agreements.
This will, in turn, lower the number of new and current smokers because of the price increase, the jarring warning images on products, and fewer temptations via advertisements.
But we cannot take down the tobacco industry without you! They already have a financial head start, raking in $664 billion (with a B) in 2010; that’s greater than the GDP of all but 18 nations.
Any size donation will help combat the tobacco industry and will be DOUBLED by our kind donors. During this holiday season, please remember the urgency of 1 person dying every 6 seconds from tobacco-related diseases, and join us by standing up for health and against the tobacco industry.
We will keep you updated on our progress for health, and feel free to email us with any questions at HQ@ash.org.