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VANISH

Every. Six. Seconds. A new tragedy hits as a new person dies from a tobacco-related disease. Each person leaves a hole in our families, communities, and society when they vanish. This is unacceptable. This is preventable. And we must end it. With your help, we will. Watch the nightmare unfold, as tobacco robs society of… Read the full article >

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Education before Tobacco Profits

The most recent data shows that the tobacco industry spent more than $1 million a day sponsoring events and giveaways that target college students. Tobacco companies heavily target young adults (ages 18 to 21) through a variety of marketing activities—such as music and sporting events, bar promotions, college marketing programs, college scholarships, and parties—because they know… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Deaths & Taxes

In the past, the United States has been a leader in tobacco control. For the last 15 years, though, the U.S. has been falling behind as other countries have moved to protect their people from tobacco addiction and death. For example, when it comes to tobacco prices, there are huge inconsistencies in America. The average… Read the full article >

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Scary anti-smoking ads prompt 100,000-plus to kick habit

An estimated 1.6 million Americans tried to quit and at least 100,000 likely succeeded as a result of graphic anti-smoking ads, a new study says. Want a smoker to quit? Scare, shock or disgust him. That’s what the U.S. government did with its first federally funded anti-smoking ad campaign and, new data suggest, it worked.… Read the full article >

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WNTD: The Nightmare Epidemic Created by Tobacco Marketing

Tobacco is a Deadly Product –         Tobacco kills up to half of its users. –         Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year, of whom more than 5 million are from direct tobacco use and more than 600 000 are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless urgent action is taken, the annual death toll could rise… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Statistics & Facts

Tobacco use is a global epidemic, and the problem is getting worse rapidly as the tobacco industry penetrates the developing world. Here are some sobering facts. More Facts There are 1.1 billion tobacco users in the world. This number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion over the next two decades. The WHO Framework Convention… Read the full article >

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