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Serious symptoms of addiction can start within days or weeks after occasional smoking begins.

SOURCE: DiFranza, JR, et al., “Initial Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence in Adolescents,” Tobacco Control 9:313-19, September 2000.

Nicotine reaches the brain in just 10 seconds.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1988. DHHS Publication No. (CDC) 88-8406.

Nicotine is as addictive as cocaine or heroin.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction. A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 1988. DHHS Publication No. (CDC) 88-8406.

Of course it’s addictive. That’s why you smoke the stuff.

Actual quote from a tobacco executive

SOURCE: Document: Expert report of KENNETH MICHAEL CUMMINGS, Ph.D., May 28, 1998, TOMPKINS v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. https:// www.industrydocumentslibrary.ucsf.edu/tobacco/docs/ kpxf0028 Document Date : 1998 May 28 Case : Tompkins v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.Bates Number : CUMMINGSK052898 Date Added UCSF : 2008 May 19

The added chemicals in tobacco have made it stronger and more addictive than ever.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: 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.

The added chemicals in tobacco have made it stronger and more addictive than ever.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: 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.

When asked why people smoke, a tobacco executive said, “To fill the time.”

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SOURCE: DiFranza JR, Rigotti NA, McNeill AD, et al Initial symptoms of nicotine dependence in adolescents. Tobacco Control 2000;9:313-319. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths; Lynch BS, Bonnie RJ, editors. Growing up Tobacco Free: Preventing Nicotine Addiction in Children and Youths. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1994. 2, THE NATURE OF NICOTINE ADDICTION. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK236759/

Quitting is hard.
3 out of 4
teen smokers end up smoking into adulthood.

SOURCE: HHS, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2012.

Quitting is hard.
3 out of 4
teen smokers end up smoking into adulthood.

SOURCE: HHS, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2012.

Ammonia, also found in cat pee, is added to cigarettes to make them more addictive.

SOURCE: Amsterdam, J. Van, A. Sleijffers, P. Van Spiegel, R. Blom, J. Van De Kassteele, M. Blokland, P. Steerenberg, and A. Opperhuizen. "Effect of Ammonia in Cigarette Tobacco on Nicotine Absorption in Human Smokers." U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2011. Web.

Cigarettes have been researched, designed, and manufactured to increase the likelihood of getting you addicted.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: 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.

AMMONIA MAKES CIGARETTES MORE ADDICTIVE. IT IS ALSO FOUND IN:

SOURCE: Amsterdam, J. Van, A. Sleijffers, P. Van Spiegel, R. Blom, J. Van De Kassteele, M. Blokland, P. Steerenberg, and A. Opperhuizen. "Effect of Ammonia in Cigarette Tobacco on Nicotine Absorption in Human Smokers." U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2011. Web.

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