The cigarette represents
the greatest disaster ever
invented by humans... The product is mass-marketed, employing billions of dollars in sophisticated
advertising and promotional campaigns. The reach of tobacco companies encompasses the globe.
In the United States alone, over 420,000 people die EACH YEAR from illnesses and
disease related to cigarette smoking and tobacco use. Another 50,000-70,000 Americans die
from exposure to the toxic chemicals in secondhand cigarette smoke.
Over 80% of all smokers begin when they are children and under the legal age to use
the product. Most become
addicted for the rest of their shortened lives. Tobacco
companies prey on societies weakest members.
WE allow this to happen! This is the second greatest tragedy of all time...