Researchers Study State-Level Tobacco Industry Lobbying

Conducting research on state-level lobbying expenditures and campaign contributions by the tobacco industry

The Common Cause Education Fund produced and disseminated 12 state reports that document the tobacco industry's campaign contributions and lobbying efforts and the success or failure of tobacco-control efforts at the state level from February 2002 through July 2003.

Key Results

  • The Common Cause Education Fund published 12 state reports that document the tobacco industry's campaign contributions and lobbying efforts and the success or failure of tobacco-control efforts at the state level.
  • Project staff, state chapter leaders and tobacco-control advocates disseminated the reports to the media, state legislators, health and tobacco groups, the public and others.
  • Local and national media, including at least 33 newspapers and 21 television and radio stations, covered the project extensively.
  • Common Cause established partnerships with tobacco-control advocates in the 12 states.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $309,093 for this project. The National Institute on State Money in Politics contributed data for the reports.

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