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The Economic Times  Jun 21  Comment 
Deveshwar first indicated in 2011 that he would move into a non-executive role at the company that has interests in cigarettes, FMCG, hotels, etc.
Bulk Transporter  Jun 8  Comment 
Oregon's Transportation Department now says it was 14 oil tank cars that derailed in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, and four that caught fire, according to news reports June 4 from WISTV.com. Earlier reports said 11 cars derailed Friday, and it...
MarketWatch  Jun 8  Comment 
Based on a clinical survey, gruesome pictures can scare smokers away from cigarettes.
Wall Street Journal  Jun 1  Comment 
Big tobacco was dealt another blow this week after Canada kicked off a process to strip cigarette packs of their branding, following similar moves by Australia and the U.K.
The Economic Times  May 30  Comment 
Plain packaging means there would be no branding or promotional information on the packet. They would be replaced by graphic health warnings.
Motley Fool  May 27  Comment 
A geographically mobile lifestyle in our working years can come back and bite us in retirement.
Forbes  May 26  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.5%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Alliance One International (AOI), off about 5.8% and shares of 22nd Century Group (XXII) off...
CNNMoney.com  May 25  Comment 
Lucena Olarte has an unusual side job. She goes into local stores in her hometown of Davao, Philippines, takes out her phone, snaps a few photos of the cigarettes for sale, and uploads them to an app. She gets paid $40 to $60 USD for around 10...
MedPage Today  May 24  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Just 15.1% of adults smoked cigarettes in 2015
Forbes  May 23  Comment 
In trading on Monday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 4%. Leading the group were shares of Cresud S.A.C.I.F. (CRESY), up about 8.7% and shares of S&W Seed (SANW) up about 5.8% on the day.




 

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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