Tobacco Company Wants Your Support

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Cigarette maker Altria Group is giving
consumers a new place to find out about tobacco-related public
policy issues.

The owner of the nation's largest cigarette maker, Philip Morris
USA, has launched a website called Citizens for Tobacco Rights.

The website has information on both state and federal tobacco
issues such as taxes, smoking bans and other regulation. It also
provides consumers with a way to take action on tobacco-related

Altria, based in Richmond, Va., says it believes it is important
for adult tobacco consumers to make their voices heard on issues
that affect them. The company also owns Black and Mild cigar maker John Middleton, and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, which makes Skoal and Copenhagen branded products.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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