Cigarette giant Reynolds American gave $80,000 in 2018 to secretive group now behind controversial constitutional amendment

The North Carolina-based Big Tobacco company, which makes Newport and Camel cigarettes and Vuse e-cigarettes, is the first known corporate contributor to Keep Our Constitution Clean Inc., the nonprofit that has spent more than $9 million in support of a proposed amendment that, if approved by voters, would require all future constitutional amendments to go through two statewide votes.