The products are manufactured by McNeil Consumer Healthcare company, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. GlaxoSmithKline is the licence holder of Nicorette gum in the United States while Johnson & Johnson markets Nicorette globally.Click to see full answer. Correspondingly, is Nicorette a tobacco product?No. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a variety of smoking cessation products. Nicotine replacement products like gum, and patches are not considered tobacco products for purposes of the Tobacco Premium Program. is truth owned by Big Tobacco? We’re not funded by Big Tobacco. We get our funding from Truth Initiative, which is national public health organization created in 1999 as a result of the The Master Settlement Agreement. Additionally, who owns the tobacco industry? Altria, formerly called the Philip Morris Cos. (Philip Morris Companies Inc.), still owns the Philip Morris tobacco business in the United States, but Philip Morris International has been fully independent since 2008.Why tobacco companies should not be held responsible?Being financially implicated makes the government complicit with the tobacco industry in deaths resulting from tobacco use. Tobacco companies, not the smoker, should be held responsible if smoking results in disease and death. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and quitting a struggle for most smokers.