Tobacco company Gallaher Group’s full-year pre-tax profit to December 31 rose 3.2% to £670m on total sales up 1.2% to £8,214m.

The group added that UK pre-tax profit for the period rose 2.4% to £310m.

Meanwhile, British American Tobacco’s full-year pre-tax profit to December 31 fell from £3.63bn to £2.59bn on total sales down from £10.8bn to £9.33bn.