Tobacco Industry Interference with State Policy (2018)

The tobacco industry continues to aggressively fight reasonable and effective public health policies to protect kids and improve health, despite knowing that tobacco use causes cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases, among other serious health problems, and remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. At the state level, the industry uses a number of tactics to undermine efforts to adopt effective tobacco control policies, including funding opposition efforts, lobbying, political donations, hiding behind front groups and other organizations, promoting weaker policies, and failing to disclose conflicts of interest.

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