the Utah Phoenix Alliance Presents…. Tobacco 101. What we as a generation think about tobacco…. ________________________________________________. Smoking is “bad” for you Cigarettes : tobacco rolled in paper Smoking makes your teeth yellow and your clothes smell
Smoking is “bad” for you
Cigarettes : tobacco rolled in paper
Smoking makes your teeth yellow and your clothes smell
Tobacco contains Nicotine .
People can quit if they really want to
Smoking causes cancer .
Tobacco companies are just
like other businesses… they’re
just trying to make a profit.
First, they make a deadly product that, when used as intended, will kill 1/3 of its consumers. They lie and try to cover up this fact from the public.
Cigarettes are much more than tobacco rolled in paper. Each cigarette is carefully engineered to keep consumers addicted… for life.
They target your age group to replace those who die from the habit. They manipulate us through advertising and marketing.
more people than AIDS,
alcohol, illegal drugs,
fires, suicides, murders,
and car accidents…
All of the dangers of cigarettes
hold true for secondhand smoke.
There are over 50,000 deaths annually
due to secondhand smoke.
each year, 280 children die from respiratory illnesses due to secondhand smoke. 430 infants from SIDS.
“If children don't like to be in a smoky room, they'll leave.” When asked by a shareholder about infants, who can't leave a smoky room, Harper stated, “At some point, they begin to crawl.”
(David Carrig, April 18, 1996)
500 chemicals in a cigarette
More than 4,000
MUCH more than just tobacco rolled in paper
There are no restrictions on what Big Tobacco can or can’t put in a cigarette.
The industry uses Physicists, Genetic Engineers, and Chemists to design cigarettes.
All the chemicals are added, all the work done for one reason…
HEIGHTEN THE ADDICTIVENESS OF THE CIGARETTES
the addictive stuff
Do the math…
Even a couple radioactive chemicals.
43 of the 500 chemicals are cancer-causing.
Many others that just mess with your heart and muscle functions, among other things…
Proven as addictive as marijuana and cocaine.
One drop of nicotine injected directly into the blood stream will kill you in less than seven seconds.
nicotine keeps the tobacco industry thriving.
It changes the way your brain looks and functions
“Of course its addictive. That’s why you smoke the stuff.”
RJ Reynolds Tobacco 1994
Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) has 28 known cancer causing chemicals
Leukoplakia, heart disease, gum and tooth disease, and of course, all kinds of cancer.
Holds the same risks as cigarettes
It can be harder to quit.
One average-sized pinch or pouch held between the cheek and gum for about 30 minutes delivers the same amount of nicotine as 3 or 4 cigarettes.
Some premium cigars
have the tobacco equivalent
of an entire pack of cigarettes.
Smoke from one cigar exceeds
those from three cigarettes.
Cigars can contain as
much as 75 times more tar
and nicotine than cigarette tobacco.
Cancer of the mouth,
esophagus, larynx, and lung.
Sticks. Orbs. Strips.
Who are they?
Altria (Philip Morris)
Marlboro, Virginia Slims, Parliament
Camel, Pall Mall, Kool, Salem,
Winston, Lucky Strike
Who “they” are…
Thomas Sandefur (Brown and Williamson, 1998)
“I believe nicotine is not addictive.”
William Campbell (Philip Morris, 1998)
“Lets face facts. Cigarette smoke is biologically active.
Nicotine is a potent Pharmacological agent. Every toxicologist,
physiologist, medical doctor and most chemists know that.
It’s not a secret.”
(Philip Morris, 1982)
“Nicotine is addictive. We are, then, in the business
of selling nicotine – an addictive drug in the release
of stress mechanisms.”
(Brown and Williamson, 1963)
In the 1950’s, Tobacco companies started adding
to their cigarettes.
In the 1970’s, they started producing
low tar/low nicotine
Big Tobacco advertising is just another word for manipulation.
Who do they manipulate?
“Today’s teenager is tomorrow’s potential regular customer…
The smoking patterns of today’s teenagers are particularly important to
1981 Philip Morris Report
to control our own lives.
Trying to fit in
Big Tobacco advertising
makes cigarettes look:
“As the manufacturer of products intended for adult tobacco consumers, Philip Morris USA is committed to helping reduce underage tobacco use.”
(Philip Morris USA website)
“The marketing of tobacco products should not be targeted to minors and non-tobacco users.”
(RJ Reynolds Website)
You'll see these images everywhere.
Tobacco is one of the most HEAVILY
advertised products in America
advertising: $12.4 billion a year
(about $34 million a day)
$63.7 million spend In Utah alone each year
They need to replace the 1200+ smokers dying daily.
If you start smoking
Before the age of 18,
You have a 10% chance
Teen market is
(2002 census – 31 million teens spending $170 Billion a year)
We are trend setters.
We are trend followers.
Approximately 70% of teens that smoke say they wouldn’t start
smoking if they could do it over again.
Each day, about 4,000 kids try their first cigarette; and each day another 1,000+ others under 18 become regular smokers. That’s 400,000 new underage daily smokers in the U.S. each year.
“We don’t smoke it. We just sell it. We reserve that right for the YOUNG, the BLACK, the POOR, and the STUPID.”
What’s the rest of the battle?
Check out the Utah Phoenix Alliance at: