The Economic Times  Jul 22  Comment 
Officials have previously said tobacco advertising using brand names or promotional slogans is illegal under the country's Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act and its accompanying rules.
Financial Times  Jul 20  Comment 
A fall in cigarettes is being offset with a switch to ‘heat not burn’ sticks
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 18  Comment 
The ITC stock has dropped about 12 per cent in trading today, following the government’s move to hike cess on cigarettes under the GST regime. With the earlier GST rates making cigarettes cheaper, th...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 18  Comment 
India's biggest cigarette maker ITC Ltd fell as much as 15 per cent to its lowest since May 15. Godfrey Phillips India Ltd too fell as much as 10.4 per cent to its lowest since April 19. On Monday...
The Economic Times  Jul 17  Comment 
The ITC stock surged to a record high two weeks ago after the announcement that overall GST rates were reducing the overall tax incidence on cigarettes.
Reuters  Jul 17  Comment 
India has raised the total tax on cigarettes resulting in an increase of as much as 792 rupees ($12.31) for every 1,000 cigarettes, adding about 50 billion rupees ($777 million) in revenues for the government, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.
The Economic Times  Jul 17  Comment 
While reduction in tax incidence on items of mass consumption would be welcome, it would be unacceptable in case of demerit goods like cigarettes said Arun Jaitley.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 12  Comment 
So-called heat-not-burn cigarettes have finally come of age. But it may pay to bet on the challenger, not the leader.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 9  Comment 
The ITC stock moved up by about 6 per cent on last Monday. The trigger was the reduction in tax incidence for cigarettes under GST, which was implemented from July 1. Under GST, cigarettes attract a ...
The Times of India  Jul 3  Comment 
This development came after the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), over the weekend, removed excise and additional excise duty on cigarettes. This tweak in the taxation system gave a fillip to the ITC stocks as it hit a 52-week high of Rs...


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.


Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) : tobacco paper


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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