Below is a sample letter to send to your representative urging them to refuse political contributions from the tobacco industry. To look up your Senator/Representative you can view the ASH campaign contribution map or click here > Senator/Representative
Dear Senator/Representative [last name]:
I am writing to express my concern upon discovering that your campaign has received funding from the tobacco industry. I urge you to return these monies immediately, and declare a policy of never accepting political contributions from the tobacco industry or its affiliates in the future.
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world today, and is the only product on the market that, when used exactly as intended, kills. About half a million Americans die prematurely each year because of tobacco use, including nonsmokers who die from secondhand tobacco smoke.
Even if these contributions do not influence your voting, they should be refused on principle. There is an irreconcilable conflict of interest between the tobacco industry and public health. Accepting contributions from an industry that intentionally addicts and kills millions flies in the face of your obligations to your constituents.
*It is very important to include your address in order to verify that you are a constituent