RECENT NEWS
The Economic Times  May 22  Comment 
Analysts said the cess on cigarettes was tax neutral for the company.
Financial Times  May 20  Comment 
Tobacco groups plan to adapt as branding and adverts are banned from packets
guardian.co.uk  May 19  Comment 
Tobacco firm Philip Morris has distributed containers the same size as 10-packs of cigarettes – which are about to be banned The maker of Marlboro cigarettes has been accused of trying to sidestep new UK laws on plain packaging by rolling out...
guardian.co.uk  May 19  Comment 
Cigarettes to be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of dangers of smoking from this weekend Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend,...
The Economic Times  May 16  Comment 
Oncologists at Tata Memorial Hospital said bidis, which cause 5.8 lakh deaths annually in India, are as dangerous as cigarettes and should be treated as a demerit or sin good under GST.
MedPage Today  Apr 27  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Even cutting number of daily cigarettes may not help disease outcomes
TechCrunch  Apr 26  Comment 
 Looking for some insight into the societal cost of buying a cup of coffee, a double cheeseburger, or a pack of cigarettes? Well, financial services startup Aspiration now has an app for that. The fascinating fintech company that was...
New York Times  Apr 19  Comment 
New York’s mayor also vowed to reduce the number of stores selling tobacco products, embracing a public health movement associated with his predecessor.
Forbes  Apr 17  Comment 
Parents are more worried about their kids smoking cigarettes than they are about pot according to a new poll. Even if parents smoke pot themselves, they don't want the kids to know.




 

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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