RECENT NEWS
Forbes  Apr 17  Comment 
Parents are more worried about their kids smoking cigarettes than they are about pot according to a new poll. Even if parents smoke pot themselves, they don't want the kids to know.
NPR  Apr 14  Comment 
At least 15 "mishaps" have resulted in injuries or damage, the Navy says. The new policy bans the devices on ships, submarines, aircraft, boats, craft and heavy equipment.
guardian.co.uk  Apr 11  Comment 
Final legal decision in UK means that all cigarettes sold after 20 May must come in standardised packaging All cigarettes sold in the UK must have standardised packaging from next month after the supreme court refused permission to the tobacco...
MarketWatch  Apr 10  Comment 
Restricting e-cigarette use has led more youths to smoke traditional cigarettes.
Motley Fool  Apr 3  Comment 
Soon, reduced-risk products will be more important to its bottom line than combustible cigarettes.
Motley Fool  Mar 27  Comment 
The price increase comes earlier than usual, and sends other tobacco companies rushing to raise prices too.
MedPage Today  Mar 27  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC reports increase in sales
Wall Street Journal  Mar 25  Comment 
A federal judge ruled United Parcel Service illegally shipped millions of cigarettes to New York State from Indian reservations, opening up the parcel carrier to damages and other penalties for skirting taxes on tobacco products
Yahoo  Mar 24  Comment 
A federal judge on Friday held United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes. U.S....




 

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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