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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

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Property Rights Alliance (PRA)*

Focused on protecting intellectual property rights, the PRA is...

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  • Third Party

Unit 3, 3rd Floor, JMN Building, 091 Q. Abeto St, Mandurriao, 5000 Iloilo City

ProYosi

ProYosi (“Pro-Cigarette”) is a Filipino smokers’ advocacy group campaigning...

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  • Third Party

Washington, DC, USA

R Street Institute

Split off from the Heartland Institute in 2012 over...

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  • Third Party

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Reason Foundation

A libertarian think tank which has received tobacco industry...

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  • Third Party

Dublin, Ireland

Retailers Against Smuggling

Retailers Against Smuggling is an Irish organization that gathers...

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  • Third Party

Ascot Center, NYK Ship Management Pte. Ltd, near Le Meredian Hotel, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Retailers Association of India (RAI)

India’s main retailers association was part of the network...

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  • Third Party

Albuquerque, NM, USA

Rio Grande Foundation

Rio Grande Foundation is a U.S. think tank founded...

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  • Third Party

Alrington, VA, USA

State Policy Network

A network of free-market think tanks which regularly oppose...

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  • Third Party

Alrington, VA, USA

Students for Liberty*

An network for young libertarians which originated in the...

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