RECENT NEWS
New York Times  Aug 31  Comment 
Since 2004, millions of American have started using e-cigarettes. More than half also smoke traditional cigarettes.
Insurance Journal  Aug 29  Comment 
Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago’s deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said. Fire Department...
The Economic Times  Aug 29  Comment 
The health ministry said it was possible that children and non-smokers using such products could switch to cigarettes once they get addicted to nicotine.
Yahoo  Aug 27  Comment 
Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago's deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said Monday. Fire department...
Clusterstock  Aug 27  Comment 
An e-cigarette called the Juul is surging in popularity among teens. Several public-health experts and researchers allege that Juul Labs, the $15 billion startup behind the device, deliberately targeted youth in its marketing. Juul maintains...
MedPage Today  Aug 24  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Study examined impact on fast nicotine metabolizers
GenEng News  Aug 20  Comment 
The exposome is a little stickier for “vapers,” or people who use electronic cigarettes. According to a preliminary study, vapers have higher levels of certain DNA-damaging compounds in their saliva. Worse, vapers sustain a kind of DNA damage...
Financial Times  Aug 14  Comment 
Ankara raises tariffs on American cars, alcohol and cigarettes
Motley Fool  Aug 10  Comment 
The tobacco giant facings a declining primary market and a surprisingly weak secondary one.
Motley Fool  Aug 6  Comment 
Despite a big share-price drop, the tobacco giant sees a pathway to success.




 

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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