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 two websites:
Tobacco Issues provides information on current legislative and regulatory issues.
- ​​for tobacco retailers and trade members
​Citizens for Tobacco Rights provides our stakeholders with information on proposed legislation.
​- for adult tobacco consumers