<b>Imperial Tobacco to develop electronic cigarettes</b> <p>Imperial Tobacco - the world's fourth-largest cigarette producer - is going to launch electronic cigarettes. The company was fighting a tough consumer climate in Europe and other markets. Besides anti-tobacco campaign poses risk to the company's prosperity.</p> <p>Imperial Tobacco's famous brands Davidoff and Gauloises are sold in many countries. One of the company's divisions - Fontem Ventures would look into areas such as electronic cigarettes. </p> <p>"We're looking at opportunities and we're actively developing in that area at the moment," CEO Alison Cooper said.</p> <div style="text-align:center"><img src="/img_news/Imperial_Tobacco.jpg" style="border:0;width:620px;height:372px" alt="Imperial Tobacco to develop electronic cigarettes" /></div>