Tobacco Products Killing Thousands Of People

The Formula For Tobacco Addiction

Although most people know that smoking is not a healthy habit, they don’t fully understand why. Although most smokers know it’s difficult to quit, they rarely understand why it’s virtually impossible. Although tobacco products are legal, most people don’t understand why. This book will address many of these questions and conflicts of interest.

Did you know that almost ninety percent of all smokers started their addictive habit before their 18th birthday? Tobacco companies know that they need to hook a smoker before they leave high school or they will likely lose the prospective customer forever.

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Did you know that:

  • Nicotine is more addictive than heroin.
  • Seventy percent of all smokers try to quit smoking every year, but only 10 percent succeed.
  • Four million children under the age of 18 are regular smokers in the U.S.
  • More than 80,000 young people around the world begin smoking every day.
  • The average age of first tobacco use in the United States is 13.
  • Eight people die every minute because of tobacco-related diseases.
  • Alcohol and tobacco account for 80 percent of the healthcare costs in America.
  • In the 1950s, Kent cigarettes and others had filters made of asbestos.
  • Most cigarettes contain ammonia-based compounds to enhance the nicotine released from the tobacco leaf. In the world of illicit drugs, this is called free-basing.
  • Even though the number of people who are smoking is going down, the per capita cigarette consumption is going up in most countries. This is a result of an emergence of a “core smoker,” or someone who smokes way more than the average amount per day.
  • In addition to nicotine, tobacco smoke contains some 4,000 different gases and particles, including “tar,” a conglomeration of many chemicals, which is especially harmful to the lungs. Among the harmful gases in tobacco smoke are nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, and cyanide. More than 40 carcinogens—chemicals capable of causing cancer— have been identified in tobacco smoke, and one of these, benzo(a)pyrene, is being studied as a possible direct link to cancer.
  • Governments around the world collect 500 times more money in tobacco taxes each year than they spend on anti-tobacco efforts.
  • More than 303 billion cigarettes were sold in the U.S. alone in 2010.

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That’s what this book is all about. Getting the facts about tobacco and nicotine addiction on the table so that you can make informed decisions about tobacco products and make informed decisions and recommendations to your friends and family members.

For more information about tobacco, nicotine addiction, teen smoking and lung cancer, please visit: http://tobaccotruth.org/lung-cancer-death/

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Smoking Is A Deadly, Profitable Game

Make Informed Decisions About Tobacco

Tobacco is one of the most profitable industries in the world. It’s also one of the deadliest. Tobacco kills approximately six million people around the globe every year, including 443,000 Americans. Unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will increase to more than eight million a year by 2030, and 80 percent of those deaths will occur in the developing world.

Ironically, you won’t find many tobacco executives who smoke. They know better. “That’s a right we reserve for the young, poor, black and stupid,” said one tobacco executive in a closed-door meeting.

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Not only does tobacco generate billions of dollars for stockholders, it generates billions of dollars for governments. In fact, governments save billions more when smokers die prematurely and forfeit their pensions and retirement benefits. In a 1999 report, Philip Morris bragged to the Czech Republic that these are “positive benefits of smoking.”

Tobacco Facts

Nicotine is more addictive than heroin.
• 70 percent of all smokers try to quit smoking every year, but only 10 percent succeed.
• Four million children under the age of 18 are regular smokers in the U.S. About 80 to 90 percent of new smokers are teenagers. This includes almost 20 percent of all eighth graders.

Duke University prepared a similar study about smoking in the U.S. It concluded that for every pack of cigarettes sold in this country, the American government saves 83 cents on Social Security and other programs due to premature death.

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The majority of smokers experiment with cigarettes when they are under the age of 18 and become addicted within days. Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances on the planet. When chemicals such as ammonia, formaldehyde and glycol are added as a freebase, every bit of the nicotine, and more, is extracted and rushed to the brain. This immediate rush keeps smokers coming back for more mental stimulation. Addiction is the perfect marketing tool. This books outlines these facts and more so that smokers and nonsmokers alike can make informed decisions about tobacco.

For more information, please visit www.TobaccoTruth.org/teen-smoking

public relations firm and public affairs firm Denver and Phoenix

Crossbow Communications specializes in issue management and public affairs. Smoking cessation and prevention is one of our top issues. Please contact Gary Chandler to join our coalition for reform gary@crossbow1.com.