Tobacco Sponsorship Across The Globe
- In Indonesia, one tobacco company used the eruption of Mount Merapi as a promotional event by dispatching disaster relief workers, tents and vehicles bearing their logo to the site of the disaster.
- In Malawi, tobacco companies have co‐founded organizations to address the use of child labor. However, one study found that tobacco manufacturers make $10 million in annual profits from child labor in Malawi alone.
- Although these efforts may seem charitable, tobacco companies use sponsorship as a way to attract new customers and replace the 6 million users that die each year from tobacco related diseases.