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Cigarette maker Altria Group is giving consumers a new place to read about and act on tobacco-related public policy issues. The Richmond-based owner of the nation's largest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, has launched a website called Citizens for Tobacco Rights.

The new 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 any tobacco-related issues in which they are interested.

Altria 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 smokeless tobacco products.

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