The American public’s opinion of Big Tobacco
The tobacco industry has a long history of shamelessly protecting its profits at the expense of people’s lives. As e-cigarettes put a new generation at risk of nicotine addiction, tobacco companies are mounting a campaign to try to transform their image with non-combustible tobacco products and claims that they can be part of the “public health solution” to end smoking.
In partnership with Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Truth Initiative conducted a national survey of registered voters between the ages of 18 and older about their views of the tobacco industry and tobacco use from October 17-28, 2020. A total of 1,583 voters – including 400 African American voters and 400 voters ages 18-24 – were surveyed by cell, landline, and text-to-online.
According to the survey, here is what was learned about the American public’s opinion of Big Tobacco.