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Tobacco Companies - Who Owns Your e-Cig - An Infographic

by Steve Barrett

Tobacco Companies - Who Owns Your e-Cig - An Infographic

Do you know? 

Tobacco industry ownership of e cigarette brands is most prevalent in the USA and the UK. Its entry into the vaping market was rapid between 2012 and 2014.

Lorillard, the 3rd largest cigarette manufacturer in the US, acquired e-cigarette company BluCigs for $135 million in April 2012. It was the first tobacco industry e cigarette acquisition in the USA.

British American Tobacco (BAT) owner of popular cigarette brand Lucky Strike, acquired the Vype e cigarette brand which launched in the UK market in August 2013. It was the first tobacco industry e cigarette acquisition in the UK.

 

Tobacco Companies That Own Your e-Cigs Infographic



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