The Tobacco Industry uses five major strategies to promote tobacco
use in our communities; Sponsorship, Point-of-Purchase Advertising,
Promotion, Periodical Advertising and Product Placement in Movies.
This site was created by a collaboration of 30 Community Partnerships
throughout NYS dedicated to keeping our kids and communities tobacco-free.
Our goal is to educate our community members about Big Tobacco’s
tactics and ask them to join our “No Thanks, Big Tobacco”
Just a few ways that you can get involved:
Join our Community Watch
Request tobacco-free subscriptions
Ask local organizations to create tobacco-free policies
Ask local vendors to reduce signage
Who is Big Tobacco?
Altria Group (Philip Morris U.S.A.)
Houchens Industries (Commonwealth Brand)
Loews Corporation (Lorillard)
Reynolds American (Brown & Williamson/Lane Limited/ R.J. Reynolds)
Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company
Smokeless Tobacco Companies
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USST)