Tobacco companies spend billions of dollars each year to market their products.
In 2012, tobacco companies spent approximately $26 million each day on advertising and promotional expenses in the United States alone.1
With all of that exposure to advertising, it's no surprise that new people become addicted to tobacco each day.
The primary place tobacco companies spend their marketing dollars is in retail stores - through price discounts, payments for ad space and displays, and incentives to wholesalers.1
To counter at least some tobacco marketing, CUPHD has been working with Champaign County tobacco retailers to post CDC Tips from Former Smoker ads in their stores.
We would like to thank these local tobacco vendors for posting ads that inform the public of the health consequences of smoking and provide resources to quit.
1. Tobacco Industry Marketing
Truth (Teen Countermarketing)
How Tobacco Targets Kids (Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids)