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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

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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  • Third Party

Washington DC, USA

Competitive Enterprise Institute

The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a Washington D.C.-based think...

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  • Third Party

Mantosh Sondhi Centre, Delhi

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

The CII partnered with ITC, India’s biggest cigarette manufacturer,...

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  • Third Party

Arlington, VA, USA

Consumer Choice Center

This lobbying group was set up by the U.S.-based...

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  • Third Party

Lima, Peru

Contribuyentes por Respeto*

Contribuyentes por Respeto is a Peruvian free-market think tank...

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  • Front Group

Zürich, Switzerland

Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA)

The Digital Coding and Tracking Association (DCTA) is a...

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  • Third Party

Brussels, Belgium

EFFAT*

The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade...

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  • Front Group

Rue François-Versonnex 7, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland

Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation

Launched in 2000 and funded by the four largest...

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