Tobacco Lobby Powerful Presence in State Legislatures

The British Medical Association's journal "Tobacco Control" recently published Michael Givel and Stan Glantzs' article entitled: "Tobacco lobby political influence on US state legislatures in the 1990s." This article examines in great detail from previously secret tobacco cartel documents obtained through litigation, how the powerful tobacco cartel has exerted considerable political influence over tobacco control and public health legislation in all U.S. state legislatures in the 1990s. The approaches that the tobacco cartel has used are also a microcosm of how political power is exerted in general by corporations in a variety of issues.