Forbes  Mar 18  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, sporting goods & activities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.8%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of (WBAI), down about 19.1% and shares of Clubcorp Holdings (MYCC) off about 1.5%...
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 18  Comment 
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today presented ₹819 crore deficit budget for 2015-16, withdrawing exemptions on diesel and petrol and hiking taxes on cigarettes and other similar products.
New York Times  Mar 18  Comment 
Some researchers and consumers are now asking whether wearable computers will be considered harmful in several decades’ time.
Forbes  Mar 17  Comment 
In trading on Tuesday, metals & mining shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.4%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Molycorp (MCP), off about 32.7% and shares of FMSA Holdings (FMSA) down about 5.8% on the day.
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 13  Comment 
Leading conglomerate ITC will soon increase prices of cigarette brands like Classic and Gold Flake Kings by up to 15 per cent per pack following the hike in excise duty on cigarettes in the Bud...
Forbes  Mar 12  Comment 
Regulation of e-cigarettes on par with that of traditional cigarettes has been implemented in four states currently. Fourteen other states have prohibited them in specific venues, such as state agency buildings and public educational facilities....
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 12  Comment 
Having tanked 8 per cent on Budget Day last month when excise duties on cigarettes were hiked sharply, the ITC stock is now much more cheerful. News reports that the company had effected 10 to 25...
Forbes  Mar 11  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 2.3%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of 22nd Century Group (XXII), down about 6.7% and shares of Alliance One International (AOI) down...
MarketWatch  Mar 11  Comment 
The U.K. government on Wednesday passed a law that will ban branding on cigarette packs starting in 2016, Dow Jones reported. The "plain packaging" law won 367 votes in favor in the House of Commons to 113 against. That means that cigarette packs...
The Times of India  Mar 11  Comment 
The excise duty hike on cigarettes in this budget has had a domino effect on the black market as distributors have hoarded stocks and are selling them at a premium to retailers.


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.


Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) : tobacco paper


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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