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Thread: Marlboro maker Altria 4Q profit falls

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    Melbourne's leafy outer East

    Marlboro maker Altria 4Q profit falls

    It's starting to bite ......

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Altria Group Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit dropped 56 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and recorded charges related to paying off debt early.

    Cigarette volumes for the owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, fell about 6 percent during the quarter to 31.8 billion cigarettes.

    Altria and others are focusing on cigarette alternatives such as electronic cigarettes, cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco for future sales growth because the decline in cigarette smoking is expected to continue.
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    the proof is in the pudding, so to speak. ecigs must be working, if bt is suffering that much the naysayers can jut go jump!
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