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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. 

  • Astroturf

  • 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 DC, USA

Competitive Enterprise Institute

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

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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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  • Third Party

Brussels, Belgium

EPICENTER (the European Policy Information Center)

EPICENTER was launched in 2014 and states that it...

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  • Third Party

Hong Kong, Asia

Factasia

Factasia, a Hong Kong-based lobby group, promotes looser regulations...

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  • Third Party

Andhra Pradesh, India

FAIFA (Federation of All India Farmer Associations)*

FAIFA is an Indian farmers association which opposes the...

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  • Astroturf

Cambridge, U.K.

Forest

Set up in 1979, the “Freedom Organization for the...

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