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Operating Responsibly

Compliance & Integrity

NSTC's success depends on our people and how we conduct business. We pursue our business objectives with integrity and in full compliance with all applicable laws.


We work hard to achieve a culture of compliance and integrity that

  • Prevents misconduct;
  • Identifies and addresses misconduct promptly and effectively when it does occur; and
  • Makes it easy for employees to always do the right thing.


Our compliance and integrity program starts with our Vision and Our Cultural Aspiration, which is the foundation for how all employees conduct themselves. Altria's Standards for Compliance & Integrity outlines the structure for our Compliance & Integrity program, and our Code of Conduct outlines key risk areas and the principles that guide employees' actions.


NSTC supports reasonable product regulation and complies with all applicable federal and provincial tobacco laws. Federal law requires periodic reporting on products imported or manufactured, manufacturing procedures, ingredients and constituents, sales by product, research activities and permitted advertising to adult consumers.


To learn more about tobacco laws in your jurisdiction, please click on your province below.

Underage Tobacco Use Prevention

Tobacco products are for adults only. As a leader in responsibly distributing smokeless tobacco products for adult tobacco consumers, National Smokeless Tobacco Company takes underage access prevention seriously. Children should not use any tobacco products. We take action to help reduce underage tobacco use, educate retailers on responsible retail sales, and support and participate in programs to help reduce the underage use of tobacco products. We also support initiatives and actions by governments to help prevent underage access to tobacco products, including enhanced age verification legislation and penalties for non-compliance.

Charitable Giving

National Smokeless Tobacco Company gives back to the communities in which we live, work, and do business. Our charitable giving program supports community-based programs across Canada under four themes:

  • Building stronger communities
  • Supporting local agencies that improve the quality of life
  • Humanitarian relief
  • Support for armed forces personnel and their families

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

Health Canada and other public health authorities have determined that smokeless tobacco products are addictive and cause serious diseases.


Smokeless tobacco product users and potential smokeless tobacco product users should be guided by the messages of public health authorities worldwide in making all smokeless tobacco product use-related decisions.


In this section of our website you will find information on these smokeless tobacco product-related messages, as well as links to government and public health authority resources. In addition, our smokeless tobacco product packages carry the health warning messages required in Canada:

  • This product is highly addictive
  • This product causes mouth diseases
  • The use of this product can cause cancer
  • This product is not a safe alternative to cigarettes

Smokeless tobacco product users and potential smokeless tobacco product users should be guided by these messages in making all tobacco use-related decisions.


Click on the links below to obtain more information about smokeless tobacco product use and disease in smokeless tobacco product users.

Public health authorities have determined that smokeless tobacco products are addictive. It can be very difficult to quit using smokeless tobacco products, but this should not deter smokeless tobacco product users who want to quit from trying to do so. Click on the links below to obtain more information about quitting the use of smokeless tobacco products.

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