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Outgoing Commissioner Unloads About Marlboro Vaping Lies

The Marlboro brand owns nearly 40 percent of the cigarette market share. Marlboro is owned by Philip Morris, which in turn is owned by Altria. Altria also owns U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, makers of Copenhagen and Skoal chewing tobacco. In December 2018, Altria announced a $12.8 billion investment in Juul Laboratories, in exchange for 35 percent ownership in the company.  The acquisition also promised Juul services to accelerate the mission of the e-cigarette (e-cigs) company. With a declared mission to change "the lives of the world's 1 billion adult smokers by eliminating cigarettes" and develop Juul to be "a satisfying alternative to cigarettes," it may come as no surprise the company has garnered the vast majority of the e-cigarette market.  Read more...



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