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Media Contact: Megan Manning (202) 390 – 9513 Tobacco Industry Expands Lobbying Efforts in the U.S. in 2024 New Compiled Data Released in ASH’s U.S. Tobacco Industry Lobbyist and Lobbying Firm Registration Tracker WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 2, 2024 – Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) released the 3rd edition

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Feedback on ASH's Tracker Please consider taking our brief survey to share feedback on how useful this Tobacco Lobbyist and Lobbying Firm Tracker has been/will be for your work. Take the survey now>   Contact Us with Additions Not all tobacco lobbyists are employed by a known major tobacco company.

Communication Tools

Sample Social Media Posts (Graphics Below and Here) #TrackTobacco 1.) @ASHorg’s Lobbyist Tracker shows 1027 tobacco industry lobbying registrations in 2024 at the state level, up 10.7% from 2023. Tobacco lobbyists work to protect their profits not life-saving policies; they have no place in health policy. https://ash.org/tobacco-money #TrackTobacco   2.)

Research Methods & Limitations

Lobbyist records were obtained by visiting the lobbying registration websites for all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC). These public records were searched for tobacco companies, tobacco industry trade associations, and tobacco retailers currently employing lobbyists or lobbying firms. To view each states lobbying disclosure ranking please visit

Tobacco Companies Tracked

The following is a list of the major tobacco companies/trade associations with registered lobbyists in state legislatures included in the ASH Lobbyist Tracker:   Altria/Philip Morris USA Altria Group, Inc. (previously Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., and NuMark. It is the

Tobacco Corporations Buy Political Influence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Arendt Office: 202-659-4310 Email: arendtm@ash.org TOBACCO CORPORATIONS BUY POLITICAL INFLUENCE Big Tobacco Contributes Over $1.6 Million Annually to Federal Candidates WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 8, 2014 – The tobacco industry has always been a major player in congressional campaigns, but Action on Smoking and Health’s

Tobacco Companies Reach Supreme Court To Out Throw $50B Lawsuit

Two of the largest foreign-owned tobacco companies have asked the Ontario’s top court to discharge a $50-billion lawsuit instigated against them by the provincial government. According to the lawyers of British American Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, they are going to put up a case that their respective companies