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Introduction

The tobacco industry produces some 6,000,000,000,000 cigarettes worldwide every year. Yes...six trillion. Where are all those "cancer sticks" produced? The Cigarette Citadels project explores that question and others about the global tobacco industry. Our goal is to locate all factories producing cigarettes worldwide and expose information about their practices.
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The tobacco industry produces some 6,000,000,000,000 cigarettes worldwide every year. Yes...six trillion. Where are all those "cancer sticks" produced? The Cigarette Citadels project explores that question and others about the global tobacco industry. Our goal is to locate all factories producing cigarettes worldwide and expose information about their practices.

Use this map to explore our data base of cigarette factories. Here is what you can do.
  1. Explore the map
    1. View the spatial distribution of factories for major corporations, most popular brands, and most common corporate spending categories.
    2. See which factory locations we have exactly pinointed and for which ones we only have approximate location information. This is where we could use your help!
    3. Search for a particular term to select factories from our data base that match this term, for example "health".
    4. Search for any location and see where the closest cigarette factories are. How many factories are around where you live? Or type in "World Health Organization".
  2. Explore the factories
    1. Click on the markers to zoom in and view detail information about the factory.
    2. Explore the detailed surrounding of the factory in satellite imagery and streetview.
    3. A search box below the close-up map allows you to search for landmarks around the factory, search for example for "school", "hospital", "airport".

Faculty director: Matthew Kohrman, Technical director and map development: Claudia Engel, Research assistants: Valerie Chen, Rongjing Jin, Kristy Henrich, Jackie Kim, Rachel Lee, Kasiemobi Ud-okoye, Visual consultant: Erik Steiner, Video: Kasiemobi Ud-okoye

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Corporate Responsibility Spending:

A practice commonly deployed by corporations today. This practice is an attempt to garner goodwill and ethical standing from the public, usually involving provision of cash or services for some widely recognized virtuous project.

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