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The tobacco industry’s use of Wall Street analysts in shaping policy
Publication Source

Tobacco Control

Journal article
Metadata
Region
The Americas
Economy status
High-income economies
Abstract

Objective
To document how the tobacco industry has used Wall Street analysts to further its public policy objectives.

Methods
Searching tobacco documents available on the internet, newspaper articles, and transcripts of public hearings.

Results
The tobacco industry used nominally independent Wall Street analysts as third parties to support the tobacco industry’s legislative agenda at both national and state levels in the USA. The tobacco industry has, for example, edited the testimony of at least one analyst before he testified to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, while representing himself as independent of the industry.

Conclusion
The tobacco industry has used undisclosed collaboration with Wall Street analysts, as they have used undisclosed relationships with research scientists and academics, to advance the interests of the tobacco industry in public policy.