Tobacco lobby


Tobacco lobby

Tobacco lobbying involves the purchasing of political influence to encourage the use of tobacco. The tobacco lobby gives money to politicians to vote in favor of deregulating tobacco. It is estimated that the tobacco lobby spends an average of $106,415 each day legislature meets [cite web|url=http://www.no-smoking.org/oct01/10-23-01-1.html|publisher=Action on Smoking and Health|title=Tobacco Spends Over $100,000 Daily for Lobbying in DC] Major big tobacco lobbying companies include Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. The tobacco lobby lost a chunk of its support in when the U.S. National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) filed charges against the Tobacco Institute, a tobacco industry advocacy group. This resulted in the Master Settlement Agreement, which forced the organization to disband and place all records on a website. [cite web|url=http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tobacco_Institute|title=Tobacco Institute|publisher=Sourcewatch.org]

References

External links

* [http://www.no-smoking.org No-Smoking.org]
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/ Sourcewatch: Tobacco Institute]
* [http://www.smokinglobby.com/ Smoking Lobby Group]
* [http://www.tobaccoinstitute.com/ Tobacco Institute Documents-Part of Master Settlement Agreement]


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