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” campaign.

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?
Cigarette Companies
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
Vector (Liggett)

Smokeless Tobacco Companies
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USST)