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British, American Tobacco Companies Continue Boycott of Israel Market

Informed sources said today they had no information to substantiate reports that British-American Tobacco and Brown Williamson Company had changed their policy on the sale of tobacco products to Israel. They said that, in conformity with the Arab boycott, both companies still refused to sell Lucky Strike cigarettes to Israel. Brown Williamson manufacture the cigarette under license from the British firm.

British-American Tobacco took the position some years ago that, since it had been given a choice by the Arabs of the Arab market or the Israeli market, “good business” required it to choose the Arab market, which was many times greater.