Tobacco Industry Entities

Since the adoption of Regent Policy 2309 in September 2007, the Tobacco Industry has evolved significantly. Some entities are readily identifiable as belonging to the tobacco industry, others are not. RPAC and the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) have compiled the following list of entities that are identified with the tobacco industry. Questions about a particular sponsor appearing or not appearing on this list may be directed to RPAC for assistance in determining the application of Regent Policy 2309.

For the purpose of this policy, Tobacco Industry is defined as entities whose principal business is the manufacture and sale of tobacco products (including e-cigarettes, or other nicotine delivery products), and agencies that are substantially controlled by or acting on behalf of such entities.

This list is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all entities that are part of the Tobacco Industry. Campuses must carefully vet all funding sources, keeping in mind that tobacco industry funds may be awarded by subsidiaries that are not obviously identifiable as fitting the definition above of tobacco industry.

Entities identified as being part of the Tobacco Industry

  • Altadis USA - cigar company and subsidiary of Imperial Brands plc (formerly Imperial Tobacco Group)
  • Alchem International
  • Alliance One International (formerly Dimon Inc.)
  • Altria Group - Parent company of Philip Morris USA. Altria is also the parent company of US Smokeless Tobacco Company and has a 35% interest in JUUL Labs
  • American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood Sales Company LLC) – subsidiary of Reynolds American
  • Ballantyne Brands
  • Bauway Technology Ltd
  • Boge technology Co., ltd
  • British American Tobacco plc (BAT)
  • Buddy Technology Co., Ltd
  • CB distributors (21st Century Smoke)
  • China National Tobacco - commonly known as China tobacco and CNTC
  • Dekang Biological Technology Co., Ltd
  • DESONiC Electronic Co. Ltd
  • Electronic Cigarettes International group, LTD (ECIG) (formerly Victory Electronic Cigarettes)
  • Energy Very Endure
  • Eriter electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Essential Depot
  • FirstUnion Technology
  • Flavoriq
  • Foundation for a Smoke-free World
  • Gallaher Group Ltd - owned by Japan Tobacco, but operates in the United Kingdom
  • Gamucci
  • Gilla Inc.
  • Habanos - Cuba’s state cigar company
  • Halco Products LtdHalo Companies
  • Hangsen Holding Co., Ltd
  • Heartlandvapes
  • Imperial Brands (formerly Imperial Tobacco Group)
  • Imperial Tobacco
  • Innokin Technology
  • International Vapor group (IVG)
  • Japan Tobacco
  • Japan Tobacco International (JTI) - formed when JT acquired the non-US RJReynolds
  • JieShiBo Technology
  • Jocor Enterprises, LLC
  • Johnson Creek
  • Joyetech Co., Ltd.
  • JUUL Labs - now part of Reynolds American
  • KangerTech
  • Kimree Inc.
  • Liggett Vector Brands (formerly Liggett Group)
  • Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers
  • Logic
  • Lorillard
  • Madvapes, LLC
  • Mainstream Cannabis Innovations Group (MCIG)
  • National Tobacco Company - makes Beech-Nut and its parent company North Atlantic Operation Company makes Zig-Zag rolling papers
  • NHALE
  • Nicotek, LLC (Metro)
  • NJOY, Inc.
  • Philip Morris International (PMI)
  • Premium Estore, LLC
  • Provape, Inc.
  • Reynolds American, Inc. -owned by BAT and parent of R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
  • R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company - subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc.,
  • R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company - subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc.
  • Royal Agio Cigars
  • Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company - owned by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and run as a division of Reynolds American, Inc. Scandinavian Tobacco Group
  • Smoker Friendly International, LLC
  • Smoore Technology Ltd
  • Spark Industries, LLC
  • Swedish Match AB – owner of Pinkerton Tobacco Company which makes a number of chewing tobacco brands.
  • Swisher International
  • Tianjin Electronic Co., ltd
  • Tobacco Associates, Inc.-tobacco leaf growers association
  • Totally Wicked E-Liquid USA, Inc.
  • TruNic
  • Universal Leaf Tobacco Co.
  • USA Liquid Nicotine/USA Laboratories
  • Vape Holdings, Inc.
  • Vapor 4 Life
  • Vapor Corp.
  • Vapor Hub
  • Vapor World
  • VMR
  • White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes
  • XEO International