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The tobacco industry is the single greatest barrier to reducing deaths caused by tobacco use. To keep selling its products it needs to make sure tobacco control policies don’t come into effect or are rendered ineffective.  

Some tobacco industry allies are easy to spot, such as tobacco trade associations or public relations firms working for tobacco companies.  But the industry also disguises its operations using seemingly independent organizations. 

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  • Front Group

  • Third Party

We are shining the light on some of these organizations. Search by name, location or category to uncover how these groups undermine public health. If you see any we’ve missed, or have more evidence, let us know. 

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  • Third Party

London, England

Adam Smith Institute *

This well-established, free-market think tank has repeatedly campaigned against...

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  • Third Party

Sydney NSW, Australia

Alliance of Australian Retailers (AAR) *

Set up with the help of a public relations...

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  • Third Party

12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

It is one of the largest and most influential...

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  • Third Party

Washington, DC, USA

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)*

The AEI, a U.S. free-market think tank, argues it...

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  • Third Party

Brussels, Belgium

American European Community Association*

The American European Community Association (AECA), based in Brussels,...

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  • Third Party

Arlington, VA, USA

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)*

ALEC is a U.S. free-market organization comprised of state...

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  • Third Party

Arlington, VA, USA

Americans for Prosperity Foundation

The Americans for Prosperity Foundation is a U.S.-based think...

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  • Third Party

Washington DC, USA

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR)

Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) is a U.S.-based lobby...

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  • Third Party

High Wycombe, UK

Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Established by British American Tobacco, the group has grown...

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