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Motley Fool  20 min ago  Comment 
One study revealed that e-cigarettes can be up to 10 times as carcinogenic as regular cigarettes. Will there be any consequences?
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 19  Comment 
When it comes to the death of an unemployed African-American man whose only crime was that he was selling loose cigarettes, Indian-Americans really do not care
New York Times  Dec 16  Comment 
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.
BusinessWeek  Dec 11  Comment 
Inside China National, the largest tobacco company in the world
Forbes  Dec 10  Comment 
High cigarettes taxes are not deadly, but they are bad tax policy.
guardian.co.uk  Dec 6  Comment 
Failure to push through law in time for general election would be seen as ‘victory’ for big tobacco and lobbyists The government is under fire from politicians on all sides amid fears that legislation forcing tobacco companies to sell...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 4  Comment 
Govt likely to defer ban on loose cigarettes sales
Reuters  Dec 4  Comment 
The Nifty hit a record high on Thursday on continued hopes for global monetary stimulus measures, while ITC Ltd surged to a six-month high on media reports the government was rethinking a potential ban on the sale of loose cigarettes.
The Economic Times  Dec 4  Comment 
At 09:30 a.m.; ITC was trading 4.1 per cent higher and was also the top Sensex gainer. It hit a low of Rs 373 and a high of Rs 383.60 in trade today.
The Times of India  Dec 3  Comment 
The government is testing waters with the first proposal for manufacturing cigarettes in several years in a sector, requiring industrial licence, but controlled by a handful of local players.




 

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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