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MarketWatch  6 hrs ago  Comment 
California plans to launch a statewide campaign warning citizens about the health risks of electronic cigarettes.
Wall Street Journal  11 hrs ago  Comment 
California plans to launch a statewide campaign warning citizens about the health risks of electronic cigarettes.
guardian.co.uk  Jan 28  Comment 
Rightwingers’ efforts to avoid ‘state interference with consumer choice’ may spark revolt of 100 MPs against policy introduction Downing Street has refused to confirm that David Cameron is personally in favour of plain packaging for...
New York Times  Jan 28  Comment 
A man awaiting a deportation hearing was out on bond when he killed a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk over a pack of cigarettes, federal authorities said.
Motley Fool  Jan 25  Comment 
Recent news regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes goes from bad to worse with the results of this latest study.
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 25  Comment 
ITC’s cash-cow, the cigarettes business, posted a low 0.6 per cent growth in sales for the December 2014 quarter over the year-ago period. The full impact of steady hikes in excise duties,...
guardian.co.uk  Jan 25  Comment 
The debate about plain packaging for cigarettes points up a truth about us being hooked on labels more generally Nigel Farage, a man who prides himself on being “rather good” at smoking, once told a journalist about a little game he likes to...
The Economic Times  Jan 22  Comment 
ITC said the quarterly performance reflected the full impact of the steep excise duty hike – up to 72% - on cigarettes announced in last Union Budget.
NPR  Jan 21  Comment 
Unexpectedly high levels of the cancer-causing chemical were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.
Forbes  Jan 19  Comment 
The late Henry Allingham, the oldest British man ever, once told Brighton's Argus newspaper that the secret of his longevity was "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women".




 

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.

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Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) : tobacco paper

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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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