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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 Pointe-Claire, Quebec and its products are manufactured in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mission & Values

Guided by Altria's Mission and Values, National Smokeless Tobacco Company’s role is to responsibly sell and market NSTC brands to adult tobacco consumers in a financially disciplined way.


Altria’s Mission guides and informs business decisions at NSTC, and the Mission is pursued by focusing on four strategies:

  • Invest in People: Grow our leadership advantage through our people, our culture and our business partners.
  • Drive Positive Change: Help solve societal issues important to our business, stakeholders and communities.
  • Deliver Superior Products & Brands: Offer our consumers enjoyable product choices, including reduced harm products.
  • Create Substantial Value: Generate sustainable growth and long-term value for our shareholders.


The Values shared by Altria and its companies, including NSTC, are the foundation for fulfilling our Mission and business strategies. Together, we strive to demonstrate these Values:

  • Integrity, Trust and Respect
  • Passion to Succeed
  • Executing with Quality
  • Driving Creativity Into Everything We do
  • Sharing with Others

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.

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

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