Strategies of Tobacco Industry

Using all possible means: marketing, sponsoring, smuggling, political interference and legal threats – the tobacco industry operates worldwide.

Alternative Livelihoods to Tobacco Growing

A world full of alternative livelihoods: carrots and potatoes, kenaf and bamboo – the rich sources of income free from tobacco.

Country Outlines

Australia

One of the first countries establishing plain packaging

Bangladesh

Tobacco growing endangers food safty

Brazil

Brazil - biggest raw tobacco exporter worldwide

Bulgaria

Among the Top Five of tobacco producing countries in Europe

Canada

More than 46,500 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

China

Biggest tobacco producer and market worldwide

Costa Rica

Small country, far reaching tobacco control

Czech Republic

More than 18,300 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

India

The world's third largest tobacco producer

Iran

More than 33,300 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Italy

More than 93,800 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Japan

The biggest shareholder of Japan Tobacco is the Japanese state still holding one third of the company shares

Kenya

Tobacco cultivation for British American Tobacco in East Africa

Lebanon

More than 4,010 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Madagascar

More than 7,600 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Malawi

Most dependent on tobacco growing

Malaysia

More than 19,100 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Mexico

More than 46,000 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

New Zealand

One of the only countries without tobacco production

Philippines

More than 71,850 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Russian Federation

More than 396,070 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

South Korea

Women and children are extraordinally targeted by agressive tobacco advertising strategies

Syria

Cigarettes are an important exchange good in civil war

Tanzania

One of the poorest countries in the world and one of the leading tobacco producers of Africa

Thailand

The total revenues of the world's 6 largest tobacco companies equate to 96% of the Gross National Income of Thailand

Togo

The total revenues of the world's 6 largest tobacco companies are approximately 99% larger than the Gross National Income of Togo

Tunisia

More than 6,900 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Turkey

More than 83,100 people are killed by tobacco-caused disease

Uganda

Tobacco is one of Uganda’s main export goods

Uruguay

Exemplary tobacco control

USA

Number four in tobacco production worldwide

Zimbabwe

Among Malawi and Tanzania a leading tobacco producer of Africa

Corporations

Alliance One International

Alliance One International - second largest tobacco leaf company of the world

Altria / Philip Morris USA

As the US market leader, the company is the fourth largest cigarette maker of the world.

Baltic Tobacco Factory

A small cigarette factory in the Russion exclave

British American Tobacco

Cigarette corporation no. 3 in the world

Brown & Williamson

Brown & Williamson was incorporated with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in Reynolds American.

China National Tobacco Corporation

The world's largest cigarette corporation dominates 44% of the world market in cigarettes.

Imperial Brands

By acquiring Reemtsma and Altadis, the corporation grew to be No. 6 in the world of cigarette makers.

Imperial Tobacco Company Canada

Canadian subsidiary of BAT

Japan Tobacco International

Japan Tobacco is market leader in Japan, its subsidiary does the international business. World's No. 5 cigarette corporation

Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International (PMI) - zweitgrößter Zigarettenkonzern der Welt

Reemtsma / Imperial Brands

Das zweitgrößte Zigarettenunternehmen in Deutschland hat eine lange Geschichte und stand im Dritten Reich dem Nazi-regime nahe.

Reynolds American

Reynolds American was generated by incorporating RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company and Brown & Williamson and is fully owned by BAT.

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges

The Canadian company is a subsidiary of PMI

Universal Corporation

Universal Corporation - ist das weltweit führende Rohtabakunternehmen.