2300 percent Tobacco Industry Comparison Spending ChartTobacco Industry Dollars Spent
Big Tobacco means Big Money. Each year, the tobacco industry spends $9.5 billion marketing its products in the US. That’s over 23 million dollars a day or about one million dollars every hour! In North Dakota alone, the tobacco industry spends 34.1 million dollars per year.

81% of kids who ever used tobacco products started with a flavored product

The most vulnerable members of our society – children – are more susceptible to advertising as well. Studies have shown that kids are three times as sensitive to tobacco advertising as adults.

Big Tobacco also means big political expenditures:

• Over $1.8 million annually to federal candidates, political parties and PACs
• In 2014 the tobacco industry spent $22.0 million lobbying Congress

Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

For more information:

Tobacco Markets Dakota - Other ways to Reach the Target

Flavored Tobacco Product Use Among US Youth Aged 12-17 Years - Youth report their first tobacco product was flavored

Cheap and Sweet - slideshow of tobacco products that entice young people

Not your grandfather's cigar - the full report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Anything but Sweet -- Tobacco targets youth with candy-flavored products

Still Seeking Replacements – How Big Tobacco Targets Kids Today

Appealing to Kids - A study in the British Medical Journal shows that kids age 11 to 16 find advertisements for flavored e-cigarettes appealing

How do you compete against the Marlboro Man? With the “Dakota Woman,” a brand aimed at young women.