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

Electronic Cigarettes Targeting Kids

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Juul Now A Public Health Threat Introduced in 2015, Juul electronic cigarettes have quickly skyrocketed in popularity among teens and college students across the United States, according to widespread news reports. Educators and students report an alarming level of Juul use in middle and high schools, making this an urgent public health problem. JUUL Labs

Tobacco-Free Kids Campaign Celebrates 20 Years

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Tobacco Addiction A Key Marketing Strategy Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle-income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices. The result: A global

Studies Linking Vaping To Health Impacts

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Vaping Helps Adults Quit Nicotine, While Helping Kids Start Habit By Erin Brodwin, Business Insider Smoking kills. No other habit has been so strongly tied to death. In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals like cadmium and beryllium, as well as metallic elements like nickel and chromium — all

Health Concerns Explode Over Vaping

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Oral Lesions Drawing Attention Among Vapers By Lindsey Konkel, Science News For Students When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers, some complained of bleeding mouths and throats. And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal. Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York. So he decided to investigate what the

The History Of Tobacco Lawsuits

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Lawsuits Against Tobacco Companies An Uphill Battle Smokers, their families, and government entities have been filing lawsuits against tobacco companies for more than half a century. Over the years, tobacco litigation has seen a number of changes — from the theories of liability used by plaintiffs to the legal defenses mounted by cigarette manufacturers. Read

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

Tobacco Companies Target Blacks, Indians, Women

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More Women Die Of Lung Cancer Than Breast Cancer The best way to evaluate the issue of social and racial targeting is to analyze the facts. Smoking rates are higher among some racial subgroups than others, while smoking among people of lower socioeconomic status is much higher than those from middle and upper classes. Black

Tobacco Company Documents Explain Marketing Strategy

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Targeting the Young, Poor, Black and Stupid 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