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    Fast Facts: Oct. 21

    • About 10 million cigarettes are sold every minute.
    • Nonsmokers dream more at night than smokers do.
    • Smokers need to ingest 40 percent more vitamin C than nonsmokers just to stay even.
    • Each puff of smoke inhaled from a cigarette contains 4 billion particles of dust.
    • Christopher Columbus introduced the smoking of tobacco to Europe after discovering the “”strange leaves”” on the island of Cuba.
    • Nicotine is named for Jean Nicot de Villemain, France’s ambassador to Portugal, who wrote of tobacco’s medicinal properties, describing it as a panacea.
    • According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 47 million Americans smoke: 25 million men and 24 million women.

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