Number of Employees: Approximately 174
Astor, Marlboro, Derby
Welcome to C.A Tabacalera Nacional. Established in 1953, we were the first Philip Morris International affiliate in Latin America. Today we employ over 170 people at two locations and one Distribution Center throughout Venezuela. Our factory in Guacara manufactures cigarettes for the domestic Venezuelan market and employs over 60 people. Our main brands in the Venezuelan market include Marlboro, Derby and Astor, a local heritage brand.
C.A. Tabacalera Nacional sponsors campaigns to ensure that kids don’t have access to tobacco products. We also contribute to numerous social programs that support the development of under-privileged communities.
Smoking and Health
Tobacco products, including cigarettes, are dangerous and addictive. There is overwhelming medical and scientific evidence that smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and other serious diseases.
All tobacco products are addictive. It can be very difficult to quit smoking, but this should not deter smokers who want to quit from trying to do so.
Public health officials have concluded that secondhand smoke from cigarettes causes serious diseases in non-smokers, including lung cancer and heart disease. We believe the public health conclusions on secondhand smoke are sufficient to support smoking restrictions in public and closed places.
Philip Morris International (PMI) supports comprehensive regulation of tobacco products based on the principle of harm reduction.
To be effective, tobacco regulatory policy must be evidence-based, apply to all tobacco products, and should take into account the views of all legitimate stakeholders including public health authorities, government finance authorities, tobacco manufacturers, and other members of the tobacco supply chain. Regulatory policy must consider the potential to trigger adverse consequences which undermine public health objectives, such as increasing the demand for illicit cigarettes.
While we support comprehensive, effective tobacco regulation, we do not support regulation that prevents adults from buying and using tobacco products or that imposes unnecessary impediments to the operation of the legitimate tobacco market. In that regard, we oppose measures such as generic packaging, point of sale display bans, total bans on communications to adult consumers, and bans on the use of all ingredients in tobacco products.