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The Economic Times  Mar 17  Comment 
The Nifty FMCG index hit a record high in morning trade after cigarette maker ITC rose as much as 7.34 per cent within the first hour of trade after clarity on the GST rate on cigarettes.
Clusterstock  Mar 14  Comment 
Gin, cycling helmets, and milk alternatives like almond milk are gaining popularity, while Brits are no longer smoking menthol cigarettes and favour cans instead of bottles when drinking cider, according to the latest changes to the Office for...
Motley Fool  Mar 10  Comment 
Tough lessons should make things easier elsewhere for the tobacco giant.
TechCrunch  Mar 8  Comment 
 Wheelys, a startup that got its start selling an all-in-one cafe on a bike, is pushing forward with another crazy local commerce idea. The company is opening up an unmanned retail store in Shanghai that will allow customers to buy chocolates,...
MarketWatch  Mar 2  Comment 
The change could hurt Reynolds, which sells the brand at a higher price and heavily markets it as “natural.”
Motley Fool  Feb 24  Comment 
In this battle of David and Goliath, David might have the upper hand.
guardian.co.uk  Feb 24  Comment 
I lived through the 30s and 80s and know the only way 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...
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...




 

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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