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Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2000

  • Author(s): Federal Trade Commission
  • et al.

The report shows that cigarette sales increased by 0.5 percent from 1999 to 2000, while advertising and promotional expenditures rose 16.2 percent to $9.57 billion, the most ever reported to the Commission. Increases in expenditures for promotional allowances and retail value added account for most of the overall rise in spending. The industry also reported increases in spending for coupons (up 32.8 percent) and public entertainment (up 15.8 percent), but these expenditure categories are relatively small in terms of overall spending. Substantial decreases were reported for outdoor advertising (down 82.8 percent from 1999 to 2000) and transit advertising (down 99.9 percent).

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