Tobacco Free Funds empowers investors to search their mutual funds for tobacco companies and the entertainment companies that promote tobacco to young people. We help you identify investment options that align with your values and build a healthier future.
We screen funds for two types of companies:
Tobacco manufacturers. These companies’ largest source of revenue and income is the production, sale and/or marketing of cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. Five tobacco firms dominate international markets: Phillip Morris International, Altria, British American Tobacco (which owns Reynolds American), Imperial Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco. Tobacco manufacturers are identified using Morningstar's industry classifications.
Entertainment companies that promote tobacco in kid-rated movies.
“R”-rating future movies with smoking will prevent one million tobacco deaths in this generation of U.S. kids. Hollywood studios and their parent companies, the nation’s best-known entertainment companies, are well aware of the public health risk, but continue to intentionally expose millions of kids. To learn more about which entertainment companies we flag as tobacco-promoting, see the FAQ.
Tobacco Free Funds is funded in part by a grant from Truth Initiative.