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BBC News  8 hrs ago  Comment 
From pipes and cigarettes to smartphones
Clusterstock  Sep 1  Comment 
There are some pretty big underground cigarette markets in the U.S. Smuggled cigarettes make up substantial portions of cigarette consumption in many states, and greater than 20% of consumption in 15 states, according to the Tax...
NPR  Aug 27  Comment 
Unless a cigarette is safer than others, it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free," the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.
Forbes  Aug 27  Comment 
Last week Public Health England (PHE), a government agency, published a detailed report on electronic cigarettes that describes them as far less dangerous than the conventional kind and recommends them as a harm-reducing alternative....
The Times of India  Aug 22  Comment 
Nearly 75 per cent of all cigarettes in India are sold as single sticks valued at close to 30 per cent of the Rs 35,000 crore (over $5 billion) Indian market, an international journal says.
New York Times  Aug 20  Comment 
The study concluded that electronic cigarettes lowered the health risks associated with smoking by 95 percent, compared with traditional cigarettes.
newratings.com  Aug 19  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Are e-cigarettes safe? There have been debates on relative risks, apprehensions about the safety of electronic cigarettes and its influence on children and non-smokers. A recent study in the U.K. says e-cigs are useful in...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 18  Comment 
A U.S. study found that ninth-graders who used electronic cigarettes were four times as likely to smoke cigarettes, cigars or hookahs as ninth-graders who never tried the battery-powered devices.
The Economist  Aug 13  Comment 
THERE is a good reason why airport shopping seems overpriced. Air-side concessions can claim the undivided attention of millions of people who have little to do but shop while waiting for flights. There are a few savings to be made in the...




 

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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