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2013 US charitable contributions from the Altria Companies, in millions, USD

CATEGORY/
PROGRAM
TOTAL
AMOUNT
NUMBER OF
GIFTS
AVERAGE GIFT
PER ORG
FACT

MIDDLE SCHOOL
EDUCATION AND
SUPPORT
(E.G. SUCCESS 360°)
$25.40
78
$0.33
78 different educational institutions and programs received funding

ARTS AND CULTURE
$4.40
28
$0.16
The Smithsonian Institution received funding

CIVIC
$2.00
44
$0.05
Two donations were to healthcare organizations

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
$4.40
89
$0.05
88 different organizations received
funding through employee programs

ENVIRONMENT
$2.80
15
$0.19
Six charities in Virginia,
a top tobacco-growing state, received funding

HUMANITARIAN AID
AND MILITARY SERVICE
SUPPORT
$1.60
13
$0.12
The American Red Cross and its
Virginia chapter received funding

BUSINESSDIRECTED
GIVING
$4.30
390
$0.01
The Texas Conservative Coalition
Research Institute received funding

IN-KIND GIVING
$1.20
24
$0.05
485 charitable events received wine
donated by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, of which Altria is the parent company

REGIONAL GIVING
$1.10
115
$0.01
6 chapters of the Boys & Girls Club received funding

TOTALS, IN MILLIONS
$47.20
796
$0.97

Tobacco company charitable giving is small compared to profits and creates a conflict of interest when donated to youth or healthcare organizations.

The UK employs thousands of well-equipped staff working to detect, investigate, and stop the illicit tobacco trade. Each year, at a cost of under GBP100 million, this strategy PREVENTS A LOSS OF GBP1 BILLION in tobacco taxes: A return on investment of 10 to 1.

A U.S. study found that nearly three quarters of children aged 7-17 who were laboring in tobacco fields in the USA experienced symptoms of green tobacco sickness.

This is ironic as it is illegal for children under 18 to purchase cigarettes, yet they can be employed in tobacco fields and experience illness from their labors.

“Charitable Giving”

Donations from Philip Morris International (PMI); 2009 – 2013

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Donations from Philip Morris International (PMI); 2009 – 2013

One of the statements that tobacco companies were required to publish in the United States (newspapers, TV, their websites, and on cigarette packs) after a federal court in 2012 concluded that the companies “deliberately deceived the American public”. “There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.”

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