Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation

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The Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (B&W) was based in Louisville, Kentucky and was a subsidiary of British American Tobacco. It was the third-largest manufacturer and marketer of cigarettes in the United States prior to the merger of its U.S. operations with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) in July 2004. RJR is now the parent company of B&W. [1]]

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation became Brown & Brown & Williamson Industries in 1974 (L. White, Merchants 1988). Brown & Williamson brands include: Cool, Viceroy, Raleigh, Barclay, Belaire, Copre, Fact, Richland and GPC, 1976.

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)[1]. See ALEC Corporations for more.

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Description

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The abbreviation for Brown & Williamson Industries is BWI. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation became Brown & Williamson Industries in 1974 (L. White, Merchants 1988). Brown & Williamson brands include: Cool, Viceroy, Raleigh, Barclay, Belaire, Copre, Fact, Richland and GPC, 1976. British American Tobacco merged with Tobacco Securities Trust to form British American Tobacco Industries.

References

  1. Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011

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