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March 9, 1999
Tobacco

Boycott breaks-up RJR Nabisco

In 1993, Corporate Accountability International first launched the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco, targeting Philip Morris (now Altria) and RJR Nabisco (now Reynolds American Tobacco): industry leaders spreading a preventable global epidemic.

The campaign mobilized millions in boycotts targeting Kraft and Nabisco as we exposed the truth behind the corporations’ family-friendly images.

RJR Nabisco, under pressure from investors, consumers and litigation, broke apart in 1999: scrambling to protect its profits, RJR spun off its foods-products division. It marked the breakup of the third-largest tobacco corporation in the world, significantly weakening its influence with consumers and policymakers.


Corporate Accountability is looking for a new Executive Director