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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

Sydney NSW, Australia

Australian Taxpayers Alliance*

Australian Taxpayers Alliance is a grassroots lobby group focused...

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  • Third Party

Columbus, OH, USA

Buckeye Institute

The Buckeye Institute is a U.S. free-market think tank...

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  • Third Party

Regina, Canada

Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF)*

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) describes itself as a...

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  • Third Party

Portland, OR, USA

Cascade Policy Institute

The Cascade Policy Institute is a free-market think tank...

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  • Third Party

Washington DC, USA

Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is a Washington D.C.-based free-market think...

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  • Third Party

Jakarta, Indonesia

Center for Indonesian Policy Studies*

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies is a think...

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  • Third Party

Golden Valley, MN, USA

Center of the American Experiment

The Center of the American Experiment is a free-market...

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  • Third Party

London, England

Centre for Policy Studies

The Centre for Policy Studies is a U.K.-based free-market...

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  • Third Party

Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico Para la Libertad (CEDICE)*

CEDICE is a free-market think thank based in Venezuela....

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