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The Industry

  • The tobacco industry is a multi-billion dollar a year business with interests across the globe. Tobacco is no different from most agri-business and the small tobacco farmer selling his harvest at auction is a thing of the past. Tobacco is a commodity bought and sold over massive international distribution networks.
  • In an effort to circumvent regulations against the advertising of their products,
    tobacco companies sponsor events and venues such as art galleries, theater performances, sporting events, music festivals, and more.
  • Tobacco companies have been actively diversifying their product portfolios to hedge against regulation and shifting market demands by acquiring household name brands and some companies, such as R. J. Reynolds, and re-branding themselves (to RJR Nabisco) to shed their tobacco company identities.
n.d. PM Corporate Ad Making Our Hometown a Home

“Making our hometown a home…”

Philip Morris corporate advertisement
No date

n.d. Sick Washington Bedfellows Lobbyists Represent Health Clients Tobacco Industry

“Sick Washington Bedfellows: Lobbyists Represent Health Clients and Tobacco Industry”

Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) press release
No date

1981 01 22 US Tobacco Journal Cigar Industry Planning PR Effort

“Cigar industry planning institutional p.r. effort to reverse sales trend”

News article
United States Tobacco Journal, pages 1 and 39
January 22, 1981

1964 01 12 NY Times Industry Still Prospering focus

“Industry Is Still Prospering”

News article by Alexander R. Hammer about the industry continuing to prosper despite conclusive reports showing a link between smoking and cancer
The New York Times, page 67
January 12, 1964

1939 NY Worlds Fair Brochure The Tobacco Industry front cover

“Tomorrow’s Work – The Tobacco Industry”

New York World’s Fair brochure
Sponsored by the National Youth Administration
1939

1983 06 22 US Tobacco Journal A Responsible Tobacco Industry Prevails

“A responsible tobacco industry prevails”

Excerpt of an address made by Joseph Cullman, III, executive committee chairman of Philip Morris, at the annual meeting of the Tobacco Merchants Association of the U.S.
United States Tobacco Journal, page 11
June 22, 1983

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n.d. Babin Times Union Big Tobacco

Rex Babin
Times Union (Albany, New York)
No date

1994 Ed Stein Rocky Mountain News This is the no conscience section

Ed Stein
Rocky Mountain News
1994

1979 Morin Miami Herald GASP

Jim Morin
Miami Herald
1979

1992 Kirk Deniability

Kirk Walters
1992

1988 Marlette Atlanta Constituion Thank you for not breathing

Doug Marlette
Atlanta Constitution
1988

1997 09 21 David Simpson Tulsa World Naw were not worried

David Simpson
Tulsa World
September 21, 1997

1988 05 18 Jimmy Margulies The Houston Post I hate to admit it copy

Jimmy Margulies
Houston Post
May 18, 1988

n.d. Mike Luckovich Atlanta Constitution Before we do

Mike Luckovich
Atlanta Constitution
1994

1998 Brusmic Brandon Jr. Florida Today Whos making an ash of himself

Brusmic Brandon, Jr.
Florida Today
1998

1998 June 3 Prigee The Spokesman Review Cigarettes are not addictive

Milt Priggee
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington)
June 3, 1998

n.d. Englehardt St. Louis Post Dispatch Smokers dont grow too old you know

Tom Englehardt
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
No date

n.d. Englehardt St. Louis Post Dispatch Hows your crop coming along

Tom Englehardt
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
1984

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