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 largest tobacco company in the United States. Brands include Marlboro, Parliament, Virginia Slims, Basic, Benson & Hedges, Cambridge, Chesterfield, Commander, Dave’s, English Ovals, L&M, Lark, Merit, Players, Saratoga, Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, Husky, Prince Albert, Black & Mild, Gold & Mild, and on!. Altria also holds a 35% economic interest in Juul.
Reynolds American Inc (RAI)/R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) is the U.S. parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (the second-largest tobacco company in the United States), American Snuff Company, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Modoral Brands, and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company. Brands include Newport, Camel, Pall Mall, Camel Snus, Grizzly, Kodiak, Natural American Spirit, Vuse, and Velo.
Juul Labs is a leading manufacturer of vapor products including Juul devices and pods. Altria holds a 35% economic interest in Juul.
Cigar Association of America
The Cigar Association of America, Inc. (“CAA”) is the leading national trade organization representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and major suppliers to the industry.
General Cigar Company
General Cigar Company is one of the largest cigar companies in the world. Brands include Macanudo, Cohiba, Partagas. La Gloria Cubana, CAO, Hoyo de Monterrey, and Foundry.
Swedish Match makes chewing tobacco, cigars, snus, moist snuff, and is the market leader in sales of nicotine pouches. Brands include Red Man chewing tobacco; Garcia y Vega, 1882, White Owl and Jackpot cigars, Longhorn and Timber Wolf moist snuff; General snus; and ZYN nicotine pouches.
Swisher International/SI Group
Swisher International Group is the world’s largest cigar company (in units sold) and is America’s largest cigar exporter, shipping to nearly 90 countries. Products include little cigars, cigarillos, large cigars and smokeless tobacco. Brands include Swisher Sweets, Swisher BLK, Blackstone, Goodies, King Edward, Royal Gold, Optimo, and Kayak.
Vapor Technology Association
The Vapor Technology Association is the national trade association for vapor products.