Resources Sabotaging Policy

How the Tobacco Industry Uses Farmers to Influence Policy

May 23, 2023

The tobacco industry uses tobacco farmers and industry allies representing them to further its agenda, even as it traps farmers in a cycle of poverty. This creates conditions that perpetuate child labor and encourage tobacco companies to use their contract farmers as bargaining collateral when lobbying governments. Learn more about Big Tobacco’s complex network of allies and the devastating consequences of tobacco farming.