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Tobacco Industry

This section provides everything you need to shine a light on how Big Tobacco is causing a public health crisis.

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Cigarette butts are non-biodegradable and toxic. They can leach poisonous chemicals into water and soil for years.

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San Francisco is stopping Big Tobacco from targeting children by prohibiting the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.

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Tobacco not only negatively impacts one’s health, it also harms the environment. Did you know that the production of 300 cigarettes uses one whole tree?

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Tobacco not only negatively impacts one’s health, it also harms the environment. Did you know that the production of 300 cigarettes uses one whole tree?

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In Indonesia, kids are getting hooked on tobacco. Cigarettes are cheap and easy to access, making it within reach of children.

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81% of kids who use tobacco started with a flavored product. Act now by telling Congress to protect kids from these products.

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How does Big Tobacco get kids hooked? Big Tobacco hooks kids with flavored tobacco products.

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Banning menthol makes tobacco less attractive to youth–that’s why Canada is doing it.

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81 percent of kids who have ever used tobacco products started with a flavored product.

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Tobacco products should not look like candy, period. When kids can’t tell the difference, it is very clear who Big Tobacco is targeting.

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Big Tobacco targets women. The number of females who smoke is predicted to double between 2005 and 2025.

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Big Tobacco has many tricks up their sleeves to make tobacco more addictive.

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Big Tobacco spends $18 to market its deadly products for every $1 spent on prevention.

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As Big Tobacco targets low-income countries, Nigerians have increased their demand for stronger tobacco control regulations.

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Did you know that in the ‘50s and ‘60s, tobacco companies bought and sponsored their own TV programs?

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Big Tobacco knows that to stay in business, they need our kids as “replacement customers.”

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The younger a smoker is when they start, the more likely they are to become addicted.

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Big Tobacco targets children through marketing, advertising, and promotion.

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This Economist article exposes how the Tobacco Industry is targeting African countries.

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Some tobacco farms in Indonesian employee children.

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California joins Hawaii as the second state to increase tobacco sales age to 21.

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You must be 21 years old to purchase tobacco products in California.

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Some e-cigarette paraphernalia that looks like toys.

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The FDA needs to take action on American Spirit’s misleading cigarette packaging.

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Shop keepers in Bengaluru continue to sell tobacco to minors.

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Big Tobacco regularly contests the science of smoking.

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Five new legislative bills that restrict the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes.

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Many children are employed illegally by the tobacco industry.

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4.5 trillion cigarette butts are dropped yearly.

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Cigarette production kills about 377,000 football fields worth of trees every year.

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Cigarette butts create 1.69 billion pounds of toxic trash every year.

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Along with the pesticides it takes to grow tobacco, cigarette production also uses a lot of trees.

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Cigarette production uses a lot of trees.

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Big Tobacco uses a few million pounds of pesticides a year.

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Smoking releases about 2.6 billion kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere a year.

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Cigarette butts are the most littered item on beaches.

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The age to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products in Chicago is now 21 instead of 18.

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Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs in the Philippines.

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1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts end up as waste each year.

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International Women’s Day is a great reminder of how the tobacco industry targets women.

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1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts end up as waste each year.

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Despite being sued by Philip Morris, Uruguay has pledged to introduce plain packaging.

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The California Assembly approves raising the smoking age to 21.

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Exposure to smoking in movies will lead to 6.4M U.S. children becoming smokers.

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Demand that PTI be kicked out of the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco Control.

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A U.S. court dealt a blow to Big Tobacco in the battle over regulating menthol cigarettes.

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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president, Matt Myers, discusses how Big Tobacco is targeting poor countries in Africa.

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Hold BAT accountable for using bribery to corrupt tobacco control laws in Africa.

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British American Tobacco bribed government officials in African countries.

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The tobacco industry targets children with colorful wrappers and candy flavors.

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