The Record (Troy, NY) - - BUSINESS -

I trace my roots back to 1847, when a to­bac­conist opened a cigar shop in Lon­don. Some of the com­pa­nies now part of me are as old or older. I made my first cig­a­rette in 1854. An Amer­i­can com­pany bought me in 1919, and I in­tro­duced my Marl­boro brand in 1924. To­day, I en­com­pass cig­a­rettes, cigars, to­bacco, va­p­ing prod­ucts, wine and more, in­clud­ing a stake in Bud­weiser’s maker. My brands in­clude Copen­hagen and Skoal. I spun off my in­ter­na­tional di­vi­sion in 2008, giv­ing it my founder’s name. My newish name is de­rived from the Latin word for “high.” Who am I? (An­swer: Al­tria Group)

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