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Forbes  Sep 21  Comment 
For years, under federal law, it has been illegal to sell cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to minors. Under a rule finalized in May, the law now prohibits retailers from selling e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco, or cigars to people under the age of...
Reuters  Sep 19  Comment 
New York state and city authorities took United Parcel Service Inc to trial on Monday, urging a federal judge to make the company pay more than $872 million for making illegal deliveries of more than 683,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes.
Motley Fool  Sep 16  Comment 
The tobacco company takes a big hit from illegal trade every year and is looking to do something about it.
Reuters  Sep 15  Comment 
Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc said it appointed John Boehner, a former House Speaker and a known smoker of the company's Camel cigarettes, to its board.
Benzinga  Sep 14  Comment 
Smokers, pay attention: Your habit is not only dangerous to your health; it could put a damper on your retirement plans. Fool.com's Selena Maranjian explored the relationship between smoking and retirement, and it is frightening. Consider...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 14  Comment 
Two 18-wheelers have taken Newport lounges to events popular with young adults as part of Reynolds’ aggressive push to boost sales of the nation’s no. 2 cigarette brand.
New York Times  Sep 13  Comment 
President Obama’s help was sought against a type of cigarette that is popular among African-American smokers and is heavily marketed to them.
Benzinga  Sep 13  Comment 
U.S. demand for cigarettes is currently the strongest it has been for decades, and is likely to remain robust, Citi’s Adam Spielman said in a report. He added that Treasury yields are expected to remain low compared to the 4 percent dividend...
Motley Fool  Sep 12  Comment 
This review of the average cost of a pack of cigarettes in all 50 states sheds light on how deeply many retirements are being hurt.
Clusterstock  Sep 9  Comment 
Why do people like smoking cigarettes? It depends on the person. A study, published a few years ago by market research pioneer Howard Moskowitz, identified at least three types of smokers and other market patterns. — Some people think...




 

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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