British-American Tobacco Company (Hong Kong) Limited is a part of the British American Tobacco Group.
British American Tobacco's operations were established in Hong Kong in 1903 when the American Cigarette Company Limited was incorporated to serve as British American Tobacco's manufacturing arm in China.
In 1919, British-American Tobacco Company (China) Limited was incorporated in Hong Kong to oversee all British American Tobacco's Chinese operations. The Company was renamed in 1951 as British-American Tobacco Company (Hong Kong) Limited.
Since 1999, the primary activities in Hong Kong have been sales, marketing, and general corporate services. Over 30 full-time staff dedicated to the local business and distribution operations are employed at British American Tobacco Hong Kong. As of YTD September 2016, British American Tobacco Hong Kong had a market share of 22.3%, based on Retail Audit conducted by The Nielson Company (Hong Kong) Limited.
We know tobacco products pose real and serious health risks and the only way to avoid these risks is not to use them. But many adults choose to smoke, so our top priority continues to be working towards reducing these risks and making available a range of less risky tobacco and nicotine-based alternatives.
Read more about the health risks of smoking, as well as our approach to harm reduction on our Group website .