RECENT NEWS
Motley Fool  Jul 22  Comment 
The tobacco giant’s “heat-not-burn” products have gotten off to a solid start in major markets like Japan.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 21  Comment 
Excise duty, VAT on cigarettes exert pressure on volumes
New York Times  Jul 20  Comment 
A small band, which includes both supporters and detractors of Donald Trump, has set up camp in a Cleveland park to exchange food, beer, cigarettes — and ideas.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 18  Comment 
Japan Tobacco is bringing its low-price LD brand to the U.S., amid a revival of interest by tobacco companies in the American market as legal risks fade and prices rise.
New York Times  Jul 11  Comment 
Teenagers who never would have smoked cigarettes are now ‘vaping’ with e-cigarettes, a study found.
Financial Times  Jul 5  Comment 
Controversial $1.25bn agreement aimed at reducing trade in illicit cigarettes
New York Times  Jun 29  Comment 
Determined to fit into a bathing suit, my dad declared he was on the “Super Model Diet”: hot coffee, cold coffee, coffee shakes, coffee bread, unlimited cigarettes and water.
NPR  Jun 22  Comment 
When a serial graffiti artist left her mark around national parks, hiking and nature lovers took to Reddit to find the vandal. The culprit was recently sentenced and banned from federal lands.
The Economic Times  Jun 22  Comment 
The company, which accounts for four out of five cigarettes sold in the country, said the new warning will lead to an increase in smuggling.
The Economic Times  Jun 21  Comment 
Deveshwar first indicated in 2011 that he would move into a non-executive role at the company that has interests in cigarettes, FMCG, hotels, etc.




 

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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