Tobacco Kills When Used As Intended

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Tobacco Kills Millions Every Year Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers. WHO has estimated that tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with many of these deaths occurring

Cigarettes The Top Cause of Lung Cancer

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Smoking Causes 80 Percent Of Lung Cancer Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. In the United States, cigarette smoking is linked to about 80 percent to 90 percent of lung cancers. Using other tobacco products such as cigars or pipes also increases the risk for lung cancer. Tobacco smoke is

Cigarette Smoking Causes Nearly A Third Of All Cancer Deaths In U.S.

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Respiratory Disease, Heart Disease Also Killing Thousands Annually Cigarette smoking causes thousands of cancer deaths each year just in the U.S., but it’s taking a savage toll in several Southern states. A new report calls for increased tobacco control to stop the deception and carnage. The proportion of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking varies

FDA Sued Over Graphics On Tobacco Products, Advertising

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Government Has Responsibility To Prevent Tobacco Deception Eight public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, today filed suit in federal court in Boston to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising for tobacco products, as mandated by a 2009

10 Years Since Judge Found Tobacco Companies Lied

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Big Tobacco Still Fighting To Hide Truth Ten years ago, on Aug. 17, 2006, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued a landmark judgment that the major U.S. tobacco companies had violated civil racketeering laws and defrauded the American people by lying for decades about the health risks of smoking and their marketing to children. In

Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris To Control Tobacco Products

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Uruguay Puts Public Health Over Big Tobacco In a historic public health victory that will be felt around the world, Uruguay has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris International to uphold its strong laws to reduce tobacco use. More than six years after Philip Morris launched its legal attack, an arbitration tribunal of

Scientists Conspired With Tobacco Industry To Conceal Risks Of Smoking

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Germans Confirmed That Smoking Caused Cancer One of the most compelling pieces of work demonstrating the twisted collusion between highly respected scientists and top tobacco execs, Merchants of Doubt, reveals that the science was in on cigarettes long before Americans were privy to it. In fact, German scientists understood smoking caused cancer as early as

Second-Hand Smoke Causes Cancer, More Diseases

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Secondhand Smoke Hazardous To Everyone Although most middle and high school students in the United States have never used tobacco, almost half of this group of never-smokers has been exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings come from the 2013 CDC National Youth Tobacco