RECENT NEWS
MedPage Today  Aug 16  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Living close to tobacco sellers linked to reduced odds of quitting
The Economic Times  Aug 3  Comment 
Cigarettes, drinking, clubbing and expensive dinners will all become even more expensive as the government seeks to punish such activites.
Forbes  Jul 29  Comment 
A new study suggests that secondhand pot smoke may be worse than cigarettes'. Maybe inhaling anything burning is just bad.
newratings.com  Jul 28  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - A new study has identified two additional carcinogens not previously reported in e-cigarette vapor. While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley...
Motley Fool  Jul 22  Comment 
The tobacco giant’s “heat-not-burn” products have gotten off to a solid start in major markets like Japan.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 21  Comment 
Excise duty, VAT on cigarettes exert pressure on volumes
New York Times  Jul 20  Comment 
A small band, which includes both supporters and detractors of Donald Trump, has set up camp in a Cleveland park to exchange food, beer, cigarettes — and ideas.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 18  Comment 
Japan Tobacco is bringing its low-price LD brand to the U.S., amid a revival of interest by tobacco companies in the American market as legal risks fade and prices rise.




 

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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