RECENT NEWS
TheStreet.com  Jun 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The burning question for many employees who have switched to vaping their electronic cigarettes is whether their boss will allow them to “light up” while they work in their cubicles. As more people start using...
Wall Street Journal  Jun 12  Comment 
Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron said she plans to put more sales muscle behind newly acquired Newport, the second-largest U.S. cigarette brand, following the company’s $25 billion acquisition of Lorillard.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 12  Comment 
Cigarettes to food conglomerate ITC has announced investments to the tune of ₹8,000 crore in Telangana, India’s newest State. The bulk of these investments (₹4,500 crore) will go into ex...
Benzinga  Jun 11  Comment 
The popularity of vaporizer pens, or e-cigarettes, has soared over the past few years, as smoking bans have been enacted and public preferences have shifted toward more health-conscious choices. The devices vaporize liquid nicotine, which is...
MarketWatch  Jun 10  Comment 
After days of social media speculation, the White House denied President Obama was holding a pack of cigarettes in a photo posted to Instagram by the Italian prime minister.
Forbes  Jun 10  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 3.6%. Leading the group were shares of Alliance One International (AOI), up about 20.5% and shares of Universal Corporation (UVV) up about 2.3% on...
Business Times - Malaysia  Jun 10  Comment 
KUALA LUMPUR: The Customs Department has so far nabbed 25 people under its 'Ops Outlet' operation to crack down on retailers trading in illicit cigarettes this year.
Forbes  Jun 9  Comment 
In trading on Tuesday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 3%. Leading the group were shares of Alliance One International (AOI), up about 25.6% and shares of Reynolds American (RAI) up about 1.9% on the day.
MarketWatch  Jun 9  Comment 
In an Instagram photo taken by the spokesman of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the president is holding a packet of something very closely resembling cigarettes during the Group of Seven meeting in Germany.
The Economic Times  Jun 8  Comment 
'We have seen regulations gripping ITC for quite a few years now. Another case is the ban on loose cigarettes in Maharashtra.'




 

Litigation in the U.S. has had a major impact on these companies. In addition to costing them billions of dollars directly, the negative publicity has not helped them to grow their customer base.

Upstream

Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) : tobacco paper

Downstream

CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS)

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Walgreen Company (WAG)

Rite Aid (RAD)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) : gas station convenience stores

Seven & I Holdings (TYO:3382) : 7-Eleven stores

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