RECENT NEWS
The Economic Times  Dec 8  Comment 
In the last one year, the Department of Revenue Intelligence had seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 162 crore as compared to Rs 90.75 crore the year before.
New York Times  Dec 8  Comment 
E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youths, surpassing tobacco cigarettes, according to a new report.
MedPage Today  Dec 7  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Many think added chemicals are the problem, not tobacco itself
DailyFinance  Dec 6  Comment 
Filed under: News, Drugs & Medicine Social smokers: If you thought it was OK to smoke just a few cigarettes or less a day, you thought wrong. A new study from the National Cancer Institute published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found...
DailyFinance  Dec 1  Comment 
Filed under: Entertainment, Music News Loretta Lynn revealed during a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine that she smoked marijuana for the first time at age 84. "I got glaucoma and they gave me one of these cigarettes," Lynn told the...
MarketWatch  Dec 1  Comment 
A fear of losing business with the federal government may be behind the Carrier deal; President Obama says treat marijuana like cigarettes; Wisconsin recount to begin Thursday; and more.
NPR  Nov 30  Comment 
The Obama administration has issued a sweeping final rule banning smoking in all public housing units nationwide, extending a smoke-free environment to nearly a million units.
newratings.com  Nov 30  Comment 
NEW YORK CITY (dpa-AFX) - Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), which has launched a new, less harmful alternative to smoke-based cigarettes in the UK, might eventually halt sales of conventional cigarettes. The alternative product, the iQOS...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 28  Comment 
A slide in the share of young adult smokers who choose Marlboro cigarettes has been arrested by Philip Morris’s introduction of a lower-priced alternative to its traditional Reds.
Motley Fool  Nov 26  Comment 
Is the e-cig world big enough for two big brands?




 

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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