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Big Tobacco spends over
$8billion dollars a year marketing cigarettes in the U.S.

SOURCE: Federal Trade Commission. Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2015. Washington: Federal Trade Commission, 2017

Tobacco executives have made

since you’ve been on this site.

http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/news/the-tobaccoatlas- finds-industry-tactics-are-creating-a-future-ofmissed- opportunity-to-improve-global-health-wealth-andequality/

Menthol is added to cigarettes to hide the harsh taste of nicotine.

SOURCE: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (2014). Designed for Addiction: How the Tobacco Industry Has Made Cigarettes More Addictive, More Attractive to Kids and Even More Deadly. 23 June, 2014. <http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/content/what_we_do/industry_watch/ product_manipulation2014_06_19_DesignedforAddiction_ web.pdf> (2) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Menthol Cigarettes and Public Health: Review of the Scientific Evidence and Recommendations.

Menthol is added to cigarettes to hide the harsh taste of nicotine.

SOURCE: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (2014). Designed for Addiction: How the Tobacco Industry Has Made Cigarettes More Addictive, More Attractive to Kids and Even More Deadly. 23 June, 2014. <http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/content/what_we_do/industry_watch/ product_manipulation2014_06_19_DesignedforAddiction_ web.pdf> (2) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. Menthol Cigarettes and Public Health: Review of the Scientific Evidence and Recommendations.

Tobacco companies make nearly $7,000 for every tobacco death.

Watch how they spend their money.

SOURCE: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/news/the-tobacco-atlas-finds-industry-tactics-are-creating-a-future-of-missed-opportunity-to-improve-global-health-wealth-and-equality/

“We don’t smoke that s***. We just sell it.”

SOURCE: Thames TV, First Tuesday, Tobacco Wars, 1992, 2 June.

Big Tobacco exposes African Americans to nearly 3 times as many tobacco ads.

SOURCE: Primack, BA, et al., “Volume of Tobacco Advertising in African American Markets: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Public Health Reports 122(5): 607-615, September/October 2007.

The number of tobacco incidents in PG-13 movies has climbed to historically high levels.

SOURCE: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/movies/index.htm

The number of tobacco incidents in PG-13 movies has climbed to historically high levels.

SOURCE: www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/movies/index.htm

Big Tobacco markets to teens to replace their dying customers.

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 Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014.

Big Tobacco markets to teens to replace their dying customers.

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 Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2014.

Big Tobacco historically targeted women going as far as creating brands just for them.

SOURCE:"Women and Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General." CDC. 30 Aug. 2002. 51: 1-30. Web.

When asked who they target, a tobacco executive said, “They got lips, we want them.”

Watch Moment in Tobacco History

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

A TOBACCO EXECUTIVE ONCE SAID HE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SMOKE FOR:

(Cited in, First Tuesday, ITV 1992)

Menthol flavors make smoking cigarettes easier.

SOURCE: SOURCE: Hersey JC, Ng SW, Nonnemaker JM, et al. Are Menthol Cigarettes a Starter Product for Youth? Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2006;8:403-413

EXPLORE THE FACTS

  • Deaths
    Deaths
  • Effects
    Effects
  • Addiction
    Addiction
  • Marketing
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  • Chemicals
    Chemicals
  • Hookah
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  • Smokeless
    Smokeless
  • Vaping
    Vaping