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AGAINST BIG TOBACCO.

Profit First

Big Tobacco is known to spend whatever it takes to try to overturn local and state laws that restrict the sale of their deadly products.

Shady Practices

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and others spent over $11 million to try to overturn legislation passed unanimously by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Death Dealers

Any policy that is beneficial to the tobacco companies will result in more addiction, disease and death.

Targeting Youths

Juul and others spent over $16 million to try to overturn legislation passed unanimously by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to protect youth.

Economic Harm

There is not one penny that the tobacco companies spend in the California Legislature that does not result in harm to our state.

Dirty Money

“We don't smoke the shit, we just sell it. We reserve the right to smoke for the young, the poor, the black and the stupid.” (Response of an R J Reynolds Tobacco Company representative when asked why none of the company's executives smoked.)

KEEP TOBACCO INDUSTRY DOLLARS

OUT OF POLITICS

Although many elected officials attest that they’re not influenced by contributions, research shows otherwise. Research appearing in the American Journal of Public Health concludes that “tobacco industry campaign contributions have a significant influence on legislative behavior at the state level."

TOBACCO LOBBYING

Hard FActs

Big tobacco continues to sell menthol cigarettes, fruit and candy-flavored little cigars, hookah, chew and e-cigarettes that are especially attractive to youth, people of color and LGBTs.

Big Tobacco uses campaign contributions to elected officials and independent expenditure committees to try to get their way.

Tobacco Industry Lobbying Total (US Congress, Source: OpenSecrets)

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