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British American Tobacco wins approval to test Covid vaccine on humans

Dec 16, 2020: British American Tobacco has moved a step closer to producing a vaccine for coronavirus using tobacco plants, as it won approval in the US to begin testing on humans.

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Altria Highlights Adult Tobacco Consumers’ Challenges Amid COVID-19

Dec 12, 2020: Company gives update on Altria’s products at Outlook Leadership Community. To say 2020 has been uncertain is an understatement, Danielle Lindsay, senior manager of sales analytics at Altria Group Distribution Co. (AGDC) said.

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Health warnings for smoke-free products should be risk proportionate

Dec 13, 2020: Health warnings for smoke-free products such as e-cigarettes or vapes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) should be proportionate to their risk as compared to combustible cigarettes.

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British American Tobacco Launches VapeExplained.com To Educate Public On Vaping

Dec 08, 2020: British American Tobacco (BAT), the tobacco giant that owns vape brands like Vuse and Vype, told Vaping Post in an email that the company has launched a brand new website to educate consumers on vaping and to address the increase in demand for smoke-free tobacco products like vapes.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)