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guardian.co.uk  27 min ago  Comment 
I lived through the 30s and 80s and know the only to beat the tyranny of austerity is through defiance. As long as you can love, there’s a purpose to life I have lived a very long time. Tomorrow, it will be exactly 94 years ago that a midwife...
The Economic Times  Feb 17  Comment 
Rising bad loans, uncertainty over the excise duty on cigarettes and sluggishness in the order book for capital goods companies were some of the adverse factors.
MedPage Today  Feb 7  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Surveyed e-cig users had diminished view of smoking harms
Japan Today  Feb 7  Comment 
Japan Tobacco Inc says it is still confident about the prospect of its Ploom Tech tobacco-based electronic cigarettes, the launch of which has been delayed due to supply problems, and raised its dividend despite forecasting a lower annual...
The Economic Times  Feb 7  Comment 
The sale comes amidst a 28% increase over the past two months in the share price of Kolkata-based ITC that sells four out of five locally made cigarettes.
DailyFinance  Feb 7  Comment 
Filed under: News, Discovery - Health, Science & Tech LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analyzing levels of dangerous...
DailyFinance  Feb 6  Comment 
Filed under: News, Discovery - Health, Science & Tech (Reuters Health) - One in four teens who use electronic cigarettes have tried "dripping" liquid nicotine directly onto the heating coils on the devices to get thicker clouds of vapor, a new...
Forbes  Feb 5  Comment 
Short term, President Trump’s actions to weaken financial regulation are like giving a pack of cigarettes to someone who is trying to give up smoking after experiencing tobacco-related health problems. The first few puffs might feel good, but...
Motley Fool  Feb 3  Comment 
The tobacco giant's strategy in emphasizing its reduced-risk portfolio is paying off.
The Economic Times  Feb 3  Comment 
Excise duty on cigarettes of all lengths saw a 6 per cent hike in the Union Budget 2017, which was the lowest excise hike on cigarettes in the past five years.




 

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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