Tobacco Industry

BROWSE NEWS & ARTICLES ABOUT THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

Top 3 US Tobacco Product Corporations

Altria Group (Philip Morris)
2009 Total Revenues: $23.6 billion
2009 Tobacco Revenues: $21.5 billion
2008 Election cycle political contributions
by Altria Group PAC: $702,000
2010 Election cycle: $832,850
2010 Lobbying expenditures: $10.3 million

Reynolds American (RJ Reynolds)
2009 Revenues: $8.4 billion
2008 Election cycle political contributions
by RJ Reynolds PAC: $644,500
2010 Election cycle: $419,550
2010 Lobbying expenditures: $4.3 million

Loews Corp (Lorillard)
2009 Total Revenues: $5.23 billion
2006 Tobacco Revenues: $3.9 billion
2008 Election cycle political contributions
by Lorillard PAC: $191,000
2010 Election cycle: $128,000
2010 Total Lobbying expenditures: $2.17 million

 

Overall Tobacco Industry Political Contributions:
Since 1997, more than $34.7 million

 

 

INDUSTRY ALLIES

Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing
Center for Consumer Freedom
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Forces
National Association of Tobacco Outlets
Tobacco Manufacturers Association (United Kingdom)

 

GOVERNMENT/REGULATORY AGENCIES INVOLVED IN TOBACCO CONTROL

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Centers for Disease Control

U.S.  Food and Drug Administration

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Organizations and Campaigns Challenging Industry Practices

American Cancer Society
Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights
American Heart Association
Legacy Foundation
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
The Cigarette Papers
Nightingales Nurses
Smoke Free Movies
Tobacco Control Archives

Commercial Alert
Gay American Smoke Out
Harvard Center for Society and Health
Join Together
National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
The National Latino Council on Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention
SmokeFree.net
Sourcewatch

 

INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Organizations and Campaigns Challenging Industry Practices

Action on Smoking and Health
Communities Under Siege: United Against the Globalization of Big Tobacco
CorpWatch
Corporate Accountability International
Essential Action
Global Exchange
Global Partnership for Tobacco Control
International Network of Women Against Tobacco
Multinational Monitor

 

Selected References on Tobacco Industry Practices and Health

Impact of the Practices of the Tobacco Industry on Health: Selected References

This list of references is based on a literature review conducted in 2006–2008 by Corporations and Health Watch staff. We invite readers to send us additional references.



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