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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

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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  • Third Party

60 Motijheel Rd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI)

FBCCI is a business organisation which promotes private sector...

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  • Third Party

Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi, 110001

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Cigarette manufacturers ITC and Godfrey Philips are associate members...

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  • Astroturf

Cambridge, U.K.

Forest

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

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  • Front Group

Global HQ - New York, NY, USA

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World describes itself as “an...

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  • Third Party

Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Franklin News Foundation

The Franklin News Foundation funds a network of right-wing...

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  • Third Party

Johannesburg, South Africa

Free Market Foundation

Founded in 1975, this libertarian think tank has a...

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