Remember the Marlboro Man???
Do you remember the Marlboro Man? Maybe you’re a bit young, but the rugged cowboy smoking a Marlboro cigarette was an ubiquitous icon from 1954 – 1999. According to Wikipedia, that campaign by Philip Morris & Co (now Altria [only the names have been changed to protect the ???]) is widely hailed as one of the most brilliant advertising campaigns of all time. Turns out that all the rugged cowboys who portrayed the Marlboro Man died of lung cancer. Go figure.
In spite of the fact that smoking is no longer the political “hot button” that it once was, according to the infographic below, there are still 1.1 billion people in the world that don’t get it. And the frightening stat, in my mind, is that 1,000 youths under the age of 18 start smoking every day. This tells us that the problem is not going to go away any time soon. Prepare to be shocked as you read through the graphic presentation of cigarette smoking statistics below provided to us by OnlineNursingPrograms.com.
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