Database of Campaign Contributions From Tobacco Interests
The database on this page contains information about campaign contributions from tobacco interests to Members of the California Legislature, both past and present.
All the figures in this database come from reports that the tobacco interests are required to submit to the California Secretary of State. In addition to the below search functions, you can view a table of campaign contributions from tobacco interests to all the current Members of the Legislature for the 2013-2014 election cycle. There is a separate table for each the Assembly and the Senate. Not sure who your Legislators are? Enter your voting address and find out who your Assembly Member and Senator are. Information is also available on tobacco industry contributors to US Senators and Representatives.
The Center tracks all tobacco-related bills introduced in the California Legislature. Use our Bill Tracker to get up-to-date information on tobacco-related bills including a bill summary, status update, and vote details.
In addition, the Center also produces legislative updates, which provide additional context about each bill, and an annual vote record which contains information on how every legislator voted on tobacco-related bills submitted to the full body of the legislature for that year.
Each year, the American Lung Association in California releases its State of Tobacco Control – California Local Grades report to track how well California municipalities protect their citizens from the burden of tobacco. All 58 counties and 482 incorporated cities and towns are graded on four key areas of tobacco control. The purpose of the report is to increase public knowledge about local laws that protect residents from the deadly toll of tobacco and to encourage local leadership to take action where improvement is needed.
This database allows users to easily find the 2017 State of Tobacco Control grades for any city or county within California.
In California, Big Tobacco spends 10 times as much marketing tobacco as the state spends on tobacco prevention, resulting in more than 30,000 kids starting to smoke each year. In response to this ongoing challenge, the American Lung American in California founded the Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing in 2002 to ensure local advocates across California have the skills, resources and information to be successful in protecting their neighbors and communities from the harmful effects of tobacco use.