LONDON (Reuters) – Imperial Brands on Tuesday reported a marginal increase in first half sales as demand for ecigarettes and heated tobacco products helped make up for lower tobacco volumes.

The maker of Winston cigarettes and Backwoods cigars reported adjusted net revenue of about 3.50 billion pounds up 0.3% in constant currencies, for the six months ended March 31.

(Reporting by Richa Naidu, Editing by Louise Heavens)