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About NSTC

Company Overview

National Smokeless Tobacco Company, a member of the Altria family of companies, has been distributing smokeless tobacco products in Canada since 1913. NSTC, an affiliate of the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc. The company distributes Copenhagen and Skoal, the smokeless tobacco category’s leading brands in Canada. NSTC’s headquarters are located in Kirkland, Quebec and its products are manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mission & Values

As an Altria company, National Smokeless Tobacco Company is guided by Altria’s Vision and Our Cultural Aspiration, with corporate responsibility at the core.


Altria's Vision by 2030 is to responsibly lead the transition of adult smokers to a smoke-free future. Visit Altria’s website to learn more.

Investing in our employees is deeply rooted in our culture and business. We aim to foster a healthy and flexible work culture that responds to the needs of employees and supports engagement. This includes supporting employee mental health and building the capabilities of our employees to successfully navigate a rapidly changing environment.

NSTC and its employees are champions for inclusive communities. We believe that learning, investing, volunteering, and collaborating drives positive change. We acknowledge and act to address systemic racism and social and economic barriers in the communities where we live and work, and we drive business and social impact through engagement with a diverse group of stakeholders.


We focus our charitable contributions on:

  • Strengthening basic social stability, including supports for at-risk persons and populations;
  • Removing systemic barriers for racialized groups and building more inclusive communities;
  • Providing humanitarian relief in times of crisis; and
  • Supporting our Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans.


To request information on our corporate charitable giving program, please contact info@nstco.ca.

Our Products

National Smokeless Tobacco Company’s smokeless tobacco products, sold under the brand names Copenhagen and Skoal, come in a variety of forms and blends for the adult tobacco consumer. Some varieties may not be available in all provinces.


To comply with the Canadian government’s plain packaging requirements for tobacco products, some of NSTC’s product names will be changing. The product inside the packaging is not changing. Click here for details.

  • Copenhagen Snuff
  • Copenhagen Long Cut
  • Copenhagen Southern Blend
  • Copenhagen Straight
  • Copenhagen Pouches
  • Skoal Straight
  • Skoal Crisp Blend
  • Skoal Dark
  • Skoal Pouches Straight

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