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Forbes  37 min ago  Comment 
Years ago, I argued that most risky investments should have warning labels like cigarettes: This investment is hazardous to your wealth!
Forbes  Apr 10  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, computers shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 9.7%.  Leading the group were shares of Overland Storage (OVRL), up about 354.9% and shares of Hewlett Packard Company (HPQ) up about 2.6% on the day.
Forbes  Apr 9  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.9%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Lorillard (LO), down about 2.9% and shares of Alliance One International (AOI) down about 2.7%...
DailyFinance  Apr 8  Comment 
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - April 08, 2014) - As a partner in the fight to quit smoking, Allvapors.com is offering the chance to kick the cigarette habit by sending free e-Cigarette CE4 Blister Pack Starter Packs to those who produce videos of...
MedPage Today  Apr 5  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Poisonings from electronic cigarettes and their nicotine liquid have increased dramatically, the CDC reported.
New York Times  Apr 3  Comment 
The government published a report calling for cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging as a way of dissuading young people from smoking.     
Financial Times  Apr 3  Comment 
Jane Ellison, health minister, says a move to sell cigarettes without branding would be part of a broader action around tobacco and public health
DailyFinance  Apr 3  Comment 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- American Heritage International Inc.'America's Original E-Cig™,' ("American Heritage") (OTCQB: AHII), is pleased to announce that its premium brand of disposable electronic cigarettes will be...
Forbes  Apr 2  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, education & training services shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 2.2%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Apollo Education Group (APOL), down about 8.7% and shares of Career Education...
DailyFinance  Apr 1  Comment 
MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/14 -- Vaporin, Inc. (OTCQB: VAPO), a distributor and marketer of electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, e-liquids and e-hookah products, today announced that it has closed a private placement of common stock in the...




 

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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