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Organization/Company Tobacco company relationship Relationship type Evidence of past or present formalized relationship
Fur Zukunftsfragen Sponsorship The organization has been actively working with British American Tobacco on research for years. [1] 2020
Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI) Sponsorship FBCCI is a business organisation which promotes private sector interests in Bangladesh. British American Tobacco's current chairman Golam Mainuddin is one of FBCCI's elected directors for the 2019-2020 term. FBCCI is a strategic partner of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council.[2] 2020
Crime Stoppers International (2018) Event In 2018, Thomas Compernolle, former Senior Global Engagement Manager and current EU affairs Director of British American Tobacco, was invited to speak at the 39th Crime Stoppers International conference. [3] 2018
Retailers Against Smuggling Member Retailers Against Smuggling is an Irish organization that gathers retailers' efforts to prevent illicit trade in the country. It is funded by the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee, composed of JTI Ireland, Imperial Tobacco and British American Tobacco subsidiaries. [4] 2019
Polish Confederation Lewiatan Member Polish organisation with members from BAT Poland and PMI Poland. Its website lists the organisation’s activities over the last 15 years, among which is successfully campaigning against tax rises and other benefits for the tobacco industry. [5] 2020
International Chamber of Commerce Lobbyng This Paris-based organization was founded in 1919 and bills itself as the world's largest business organization. It regularly issues reports sympathetic to the tobacco industry and lobbied against plain packaging proposals. British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International sit on its influential anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiative. [6] 2020
Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA) Event The Digital Coding and Tracking Association (DCTA) is a front group, launched in 2013 by the four multinational tobacco companies: British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International. The DCTA has promoted the industry’s tobacco tracking and tracing technology, Codentify, often without disclosing its relationship to the tobacco industry. [7] 2019
Americans for Tax Reform Sponsorship In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed they donated to Americans for Tax Reform, though did not disclose which years.[8] 2017
The Atlas Network Member The Atlas Network is a thinktank based in Arlington, Virginia, which says it has more than 490 "partner" thinktanks in more than 90 countries around the world. In two annual reports in 2015 and 2016, the group said it received donations from British American Tobacco.[8] 2016
Canadian Taxpayers Federation Member The group receives support from the Canadian Tobacco Manufacturers Council, which is supported by companies including British American Tobacco.[8] 2020
National Taxpayers Union Member In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization.[8] 2017
Australian Institute for Progress Lobbying In 2018, the Australian Institute for Progress also signed onto a letter to the WHO opposing plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packaging. Johns also consulted for the the International Tax and Investment Center, which at the time received funding from Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands tobacco. In his role at the ITIC, Johns attacked SEATCA as an “instrument of the World Health Organization".[8]

In response to questions from the Guardian, the Institute said it is an “independent thinktank and we do work in areas which are significant to us”. Although the group said it does not disclose its funding, British American Tobacco said it had not supported AIP. [8]

2018
Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) Lobbying IPA has a relationship with British American Tobacco Australia and New Zealand "that goes back decades," according to Tobacco Tactics, a database run by the University of Bath, and has repeatedly taken direct funding from tobacco companies.[8] 2018
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Lobbying New Zealand Taxpayers' Union has repeatedly opposed plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarettes packs. Dozens of Atlas thinktanks, including the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union, signed open letters to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging in 2016 and 2018. In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization.[8] 2018
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) Lobbying The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) was one of dozens of free-market thinktanks which opposed plain packaging in a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016 . In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it donated to Ideas, but did not disclose which years.[8] 2017
Austrian Economics Center Lobbying The Austrian Economics Center has repeatedly opposed plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packaging. Dozens of free-market thinktanks, including the the Austrian Economics Center, signed open letters to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging in 2016 and 2018. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed they donated to the Austrian Economics Center, but did not disclose which years.[8] 2018
Institute of Economic Affairs Lobbying In 2011, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) co-signed a letter to the editor of the Telegraph calling for a "halt to the relentless campaign to 'denormalise' smoking" and pushing against plain packaging. The same year, British American Tobacco gave more than £10,000 to the IEA, and £20,000 in 2012, according to disclosures by BAT.[8] 2018
TaxPayers' Alliance Lobbying The TaxPayers' Alliance was among a handful of Atlas affiliates which co-signed a letter to the editor of the Telegraph calling for a "halt to the relentless campaign to 'denormalise' smoking" and pushing against plain packaging. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it also donated to TaxPayers' Alliance, though did not disclose which years, and British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization. [8] 2018
Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation Sponsorship Philip Morris donated $150,000 to the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation in 2017. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it donated to the Foundation, though did not disclose which years. British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization. In 2016 and 2018, the foundation was one of dozens of Atlas-affiliated thinktanks which signed a letter to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packs.[8] 2017
Warsaw Enterprise Institute Lobbying Warsaw Enterprise Institute was among dozens of free-market thinktanks to oppose plain packaging in an open letter to the World Health Organization in 2018. Plain packaging removes branding from cigarette packs, and is fiercely opposed by tobacco companies. In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it donated to the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, but did not disclose which years.[8] 2018
Forrest EU Lobbying Forest EU is supported by the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM), whose members are Japan Tobacco International (JTI), British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Brands PLC (IMB) and by the members of the European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA). Their annual budget in 2018 was EUR 165,000. [9] 2018
The Kangaroo Group PR The Kangaroo Group promotes free trade across the European Union. In 2017, the Group’s tobacco industry members were listed as Barry Ronan from British American Tobacco, Mario Muller from the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers, Alan Hardacre from Imperial Tobacco, Kristof Doms from Philip Morris International and Paolo Bochicchio from Japan Tobacco International. [10] 2017
  1. Stiftung Fuer Zukunftsfragen, Homepage, Accessed 1 December 2020
  2. Tobacco Tactics website, Trade Association, Accessed 12 February 2020
  3. Crime Stoppers International website, Crime Stoppers International Hosts 39th Annual Conference, 2018, Accessed 19 February 2020
  4. Tobacco Tactics website, Lobby Group, Accessed 12 February 2020
  5. Tobacco Tactics website, Lobby Group, Accessed 12 February 2020
  6. Tobacco Tactics website, International Chamber of Commerce, Accessed 12 February 2020
  7. Tobacco Tactics website, DCTA, Accessed 12 February 2020
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 Free-market groups and the tobacco industry - full database, The Guardian, 23 January 2020, Accessed 10 December 2020
  9. Forrest Online, About, Accessed 24 July 2019
  10. The Kangaroo Group, Kangaroo Members, Accessed 18 September 2019