Altria Enters Nicotine Delivery Market

The Daily News reports that, Altria Group, the nation’s No. 1 tobacco company and owner of Marlboro maker Philip Morris USA, on Tuesday became the latest major player to enter the fledgling but potentially lucrative electronic cigarette business.  The Richmond, Va.-base company unveiled its new MarkTen e-cigarette brand at its annual investors day conference in New York City.  Altria said it will begin distributing MarkTen in August through its Nu Mark subsidiary, which also sells Verve chewable nicotine discs.