​A Closer Look at Who We Are
 

 

 


 


 

​Altria has been the leader in the tobacco industry for more than 30 years – a rarity in the business world. In fact, we’re one of just a few dozen companies that has been part of the Fortune 500 since the list began more than 60 years ago.
Over that time, our business performance has outpaced every other company that remained on the list. Our financial strength and industry leadership are driven by many factors. Taking a closer look helps shed light on our focus areas.​
Satisfying Adult Tobacco Consumer Preferences​
​Cigarettes are the largest tobacco category by far, but adult consumers are showing interest in trying new products. E-cigarettes are a good example. Our research shows about 66 percent of adult smokers have tried an e-cigarette. Our goal is to provide a wider portfolio of products for adult consumers to meet their changing preferences.​
Reducing the Harm of Tobacco Use​
​Adult tobacco consumers​ are also interested in products that are less harmful. There’s a growing body of evidence that suggests some tobacco products are less harmful than others. An increasing number of scientists and public health officials are advocating for more clear communications about the relative risks of tobacco products so adult tobacco consumers can make informed choices about them. We’re working to develop and market tobacco products that could be less harmful and talking with the Food and Drug Administration about them.​​
Leading with Solutions​


We consistently lead the industry by tackling tough issues that come with making tobacco products. For example, we supported giving the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and continue to work constructively with the agency. And for more than 20 years, our companies have worked with retailers and leading non-profits to help reduce underage tobacco use.​
We’re making good progress in all of these areas. None of it would be possible without the contributions of our employees or the countless employers we work with, including thousands of family farms, and hundreds of thousands of retailers nationwide. Collectively, we all work to operate responsibly and successfully.​
Learn more​ about Altria’s focus, approach and family of companies.
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