Despite both external and internal research to the contrary, tobacco companies denied for decades that tobacco is carcinogenic, cigarettes are harmful, and nicotine is addictive. In 1996 a VP at tobacco giant Brown & Williamson blew the whistle on the company’s attempts to increase the addictiveness of cigarettes by adding additional chemicals. In the ensuing legal battles, over a thousand documents from various tobacco companies were released, showing the lengths to which tobacco companies went to hide 1) the damaging effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke, 2) the addictive effects of nicotine and 3) their attempts to advertise to children and teenagers. Tobacco is responsible for 1,300 deaths per day in the United States. Divest Tobacco today.
The data for this screen is simply which companies are in the tobacco industry, which you can see here by sorting the column “GICS Sub Industry” and looking at those listed as “tobacco”. If you select this screen, OpenInvest divests you from all tobacco companies.