Sun, Jun 3, 2001 8:39 PM
Subject: Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Reports
Dear Program Coodinator:
I am writing in response to the request for comments regarding your annual reports on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. I strongly encourage you to continue to provide these annual reports because they are helpful to those of us who work in the tobacco control field. In addition, we are asking that you also provide a state-by-state breakdown of the tobacco industries marketing expenditures; company-specific and brand specific marketing expenses; subtotals for marketing expenses for regular vs. "reduced risk" tobacco products; a breakdown of the different types of expenditures the companies make within the existing promotional-allowance and retail-value-added expenditures categores and finally a breakdown of country-by-country marketing expenses by U.S. tobacco companies.
Patricia R. Hale, MPH