Preface and Introduction
References and Footnotes:
Ending The Tobacco Holocaust:
how Big Tobacco affects our health, pocketbook and political freedom, and what we can do about it.
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Additional highlight sheets are also available at http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco.
2 U.S. Surgeon General. “The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General.” U.S. Government Printing Office, Pittsburgh, PA 2004.
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7 My calculations used 1,523 for the number of people who died on the Titanic, 58,000 for the approximate number of Americans who died from service in the Vietnam War, and 2,997 for the number who died from the 9/11/2006 terrorist attacks. The numbers were taken from the Wikipedia online encyclopedia.
8 The word Holocaust is being used in this book to focus on a man-made process by a group of business people that will lead to the death of 650 million people currently alive, and 1 billion people in this century. While the business people may not want to kill their customers, they know their product will kill about half of them, and yet they intentionally continue to sell their cigarettes to make money, and intentionally continue to try to expand their markets throughout the world to increase their profits.
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16 American Legacy Foundation’s 2002 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) found that 80 percent of all smokers started before age 18, and one-third had their first cigarette before age 14.