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Tobacco fact quiz

How well do you know tobacco? Test your knowledge on the world’s number one cause of preventable death.

For every single person who dies from a smoking-related disease, how many more suffer from a serious smoking-related illness?

For every person who dies from a smoking-related disease, 20 or more suffer from at least one serious illness, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke or lung disease.

How many Minnesota middle-school and high-school students are current tobacco users?

77,000 Minnesota middle-school and high-school students are current tobacco users.

What temperature can tobacco smoke reach during inhalation?

The temperature of tobacco smoke can reach over 1,600 degrees during inhalation. That's hot!

On average, how many cigarettes are made from one tree?

One tree makes about 300 cigarettes, which is roughly a two-week supply for a pack-a-day smoker.

How much money is spent each year on excess health care costs in Minnesota due to smoking?

Every year, smoking costs Minnesotans nearly $3 billion in excess health costs. That’s equal to $554 per man, woman and child in the state.

In the U.S., how many people are killed by home fires caused by cigarettes in a given year? (smokers and nonsmokers)

Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and nonsmokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable. 

All answers were correct. Cigarette butts are the number one littered item on roadways and beaches. They release toxic poisons into the environment and add costs to local communities for their cleanup.

How much do tobacco companies spend each hour in the U.S. on marketing?

Tobacco companies spend more than $1 million per hour in the U.S. alone on marketing - and it works. 80 percent of all underage smokers use the top three most heavily advertised brands.

Worldwide, how often does someone die from a smoking-related disease?

Someone dies of a smoking-related disease every 6.5 seconds, making tobacco use the single most preventable cause of death in the world.

In the U.S., how many kids develop respiratory infections (bronchitis, asthma attacks) each year due to secondhand smoke?

Secondhand smoke causes up to 300,000 respiratory infections each year among young children in the U.S.

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