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The Tobacco Industry

  • Sells the only consumer product that kills people when used exactly as the manufacturer intends.
  • Markets ‘light’ and ‘mild’ cigarettes as safer. The reality is they have the same risk of developing  tobacco-caused diseases as ‘regular’ cigarettes.
  • Is worth more than $1.5 billion every year in New Zealand
  • Until recently, has denied all or most of the health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke.
  • Is against smokefree policies.
  • Maybe, now’s the time to quit

Source: Quitline

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