Big Tobacco

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Big tobacco is a pejorative term often applied to the tobacco industry in general, or more particularly to the "big three" tobacco corporations in the United States: Philip Morris USA (Altria), R.J. Reynolds (Reynolds American), and Lorillard.[1] The phrase is often used in the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,[citation needed],[citation needed] and other anti-smoking ad campaigns funded by the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement of 1998[citation needed] which involved the four largest original participating manufacturers (OPMs) of United States tobacco companies (Philip Morris Inc., R. J. Reynolds, Lorillard, and Brown & Williamson).[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Glantz, SA (August 2000). "The truth about big tobacco in its own words". British Medical Journal 321 (7257): 313–314. doi:10.1136/bmj.321.7257.313. PMC 1118313. PMID 10926570. 

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