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new report: tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million per hour marketing tobacco products

[FTC] reports on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco... The reports, released last week, show that tobacco industry spending on cigarette advertising and promotion rose from $8.03 billion in 2014 to $8.24 billion in 2015. The amount of money spent on marketi
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 3, 2017 02:11
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FTC Reports Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Marketing Rose to $8.9 Billion in 2015 – $1 Million Every Hour

Despite claims by tobacco companies that they have changed and are now focused on developing less harmful products, the FTC report shows that cigarettes still make up the bulk of their business, and the industry continues to spend billions to relentlessl
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:38
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Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2015 (PDF)

This report is the latest in a series on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion that the Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) has prepared since 1967.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:29
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Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2015 (PDF)

This report is the latest in a series on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion that the Federal Trade Commission (“Commission”) has prepared since 1987.1
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:21
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Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

The F.T.C. report detailed how some of the companies classify consumers in data-driven social and demographic groups for marketing purposes with labels like...“smoker in the household.” The concern is that such classifications could be used to limit fair
New York Times
added Apr 26, 2017 01:17
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[Africa] Advocacy group wants FTC to oppose BAT-Reynolds deal

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids typically focuses on product regulations. However, the group is urging the Federal Trade Commission to oppose the deal because of what it considered as unsettled “allegations of corrupt and anti-competitive conduct by
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 4, 2017 15:37
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[South Africa] FTC Urged to Consider Allegations of British American Tobacco Corruption Before Approving Proposed Merger with Reynolds American

Tobacco-Free Kids detailed allegations made during 2014-2015 by four BAT insiders – two former BAT employees and two former insiders working on behalf of BAT in South Africa – that included bribery of government officials and corporate espionage against c
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2017 19:21
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Appendix II: Selected Media Clips on Corruption and Anti-Competitive Allegations against BAT

November 30, 2015 The secret bribes of big tobacco paper trail Daily Mail / November 30, 2015 BBC reports BAT tobacco giant paid bribes in east Africa Forbes / December 1, 2015 An Exceptional Insight into Commercial Bribery Practices at British American T
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2017 19:31
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[Africa, South Africa] Appendix I: Additional Domestic and Foreign Misconduct by BAT and RAI’s Wholly-­‐Owned Subsidiary RJ Reynolds Tobacco (PDF)

In 2006, a US federal court found that BAT and RJ Reynolds...unlawfully conspired with other U.S. tobacco companies to defraud the American people about their deadly products.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2017 19:30
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[Africa, South Africa] CTFK Letter to the FTC (PDF)

We are writing to urge the Commission to ensure that its evaluation of the proposed merger between British American Tobacco, Plc. (BAT) and Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI) takes into account recent evidence of widespread corrupt and anti-­‐competitive cond
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2017 19:27
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