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Tobacco Advertising

The tobacco industry spends a significant amount of money on marketing its products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2011, the industry spent $8.37 billion on advertising and promotional expenses in the United States alone, up from $8.05 billion in 2010. For 2011, this amounted to $23 million per day, which amounted to $27 for every person (adults and children) and $191 for each smoker in the United States per year. This also included price discounts paid to retailers and wholesalers; promotional allowances to retailers, such as payments for stocking, shelving, displaying, and merchandising particular brands; and promotional allowances paid to wholesalers, such as payments for volume rebates, incentive payments, value-added services, and promotions.

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