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Am J Public Health. 1996 Aug;86(8):1137-42.

State tobacco lobbyists and organizations in the United States: crossed lines.

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Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7595, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This research took a quantitative look at state-level tobacco lobbying in the United States.

METHODS:

Publicly available lobbying data were collected from all states during 1994. Data were compiled on tobacco industry lobbyists, their tobacco employers, health lobbyists, and factors associated with such lobbying.

RESULTS:

In 1994, 450 tobacco industry lobbyists lobbied at a state level. Most lobbying was on behalf of four organizations: Philip Morris (34%), the Tobacco Institute (21%), RJ Reynolds (17%), and the Smokeless Tobacco Council (15%). Approximately one half of all tobacco lobbyists also lobbied for a health-related organization (e.g., state medical association, hospital, physician association).

CONCLUSIONS:

All US states have tobacco lobbyists. Many health organizations knowingly or unknowingly employ lobbyists who also lobby for the tobacco industry.

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PMID:
8712274
PMCID:
PMC1380626
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.86.8_pt_1.1137
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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