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Billy Gifford

Chief Executive Officer
Altria Group, Inc.

"With adult smoker demand for non-combustible alternatives, innovation and an appropriate regulatory framework, we have the opportunity to make more progress on reducing the harm caused by cigarettes in the next 10 years than we have in the past 50."

Our companies have a long history of leading the industry. Today, adult tobacco consumers are increasingly seeking new options, including those that reduce risk, and their preferences are evolving rapidly. Our 10-Year Vision is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a non-combustible future.

That's why we're focused on moving beyond smoking by providing more potentially reduced harm alternatives.

Importantly, we are guided by government, public health, and regulatory bodies in how we communicate about these reduced harm choices, working strictly under their framework. And for any tobacco consumer who wants to quit, we offer access to a breadth of information from experts on how to do so successfully.

The actions we are taking will create a different Altria – and a different landscape that we believe will benefit today's adult tobacco consumers, our business, and the thousands we employ.

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Harm Reduction

The FDA has regulatory authority over all tobacco products. And the FDA distinguishes between the harm associated with combustible versus non-combustible products.
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Underage Tobacco Use

Kids should not smoke, vape or use any tobacco products. As the nation's leading tobacco companies, we have an important role in reducing underage tobacco use.
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Offering Adult Smokers More Choices

Tobacco harm reduction can only be successful if smokers find less risky products satisfying. We continue to believe that no one single product platform is likely to satisfy adult smokers.
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Supporting Cessation

For adult consumers concerned about the health effects of tobacco use, the best thing to do is quit. For those who decide to quit, we've developed QuitAssist®, a website to help them be more successful.

Federal Regulation of Tobacco

Science- and evidence-based federal regulation will help address societal concerns about tobacco products and promote and protect public health.

Marketing Responsibly

That's why our goal is to build relationships between our brands and their adult consumers while taking steps designed to limit reach to unintended audiences.

Animal Care & Use Statement

Altria and its companies take animal research seriously and understand the sensitivities involved in the use of animals in scientific research.
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