Programs & Practices

 
 
The Altria Group’s companies advocate on public policy issues relevant to our companies by engaging responsibly with officials and policymakers at all levels of government.
Public Policy Approach 
 
 
Altria’s public policy approach is focused on:​​​ 
  • ​​Achieving reasonable taxation of the company’s products
  • Achieving reasonable taxation of the company’s income
  • Advocating for a reasonable regulatory environment that preserves our companies’ ability to responsibly manufacture, market and sell its products to adult consumers
  • Protecting the companies’ brands and the legitimate distribution chain from the threat of contraband tobacco products
  • Advocating for fairness in the administration of the tobacco settlement agreements
  • Achieving fairness in the courts for our companies
  • Protecting the companies’ infrastructure and operations​​
Legislative Issues 
 
​Each year, hundreds of legislative proposals are introduced on issues of importance to our businesses, our shareholders and trade partners. Learn more about these legislative issues​.
Altria's tobacco operating companies support three websites:
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Tobacco Issues
Tobaccoissues.com provides information on current legislative and regulatory issues.
- ​​for tobacco retailers and trade members
​Citizens for Tobacco Rights
Tobaccorights.com provides our stakeholders with information on proposed legislation.
​- for adult tobacco consumers 
Vaper Rights​
For adult vapers interested in information and advocacy on e-vapor public policy issues, visit VaperRights.com, a website that helps adult vapers get informed and involved on legislative and regulatory issues.​