Wall Street Journal  Oct 4  Comment 
Antitobacco groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to push the agency to require graphic warning labels on cigarettes.
New York Times  Sep 30  Comment 
Friday: The debate over raising the tobacco tax, Yosemite’s superintendent steps down, and a Piglet sculpture divides Sacramento.
Motley Fool  Sep 28  Comment 
Boosting production capacity for its iQOS heat-not-burn technology could drive future sales of the innovative reduced-risk product.
New York Times  Sep 26  Comment 
You ran out of cigarettes? You want to swear at work? Too bad, said Edward Mike Davis, the owner of Tiger Oil Company who was known as Tiger Mike.
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.'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.


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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