RECENT NEWS
Wall Street Journal  Jun 21  Comment 
Another big investor is giving up cigarettes. Regret has stalked similar decisions in the past, but the timing looks better this time.
247WallSt  Jun 14  Comment 
A pack of cigarettes cost just 25 cents in the 1950s. At a time when the general public was not aware of the harms of smoking, cigarettes were cheap and widely popular. Since 1965, the adult smoking...
Motley Fool  Jun 13  Comment 
Despite plans for transformation, the tobacco company currently relies on its core products in key markets for profit.
SeekingAlpha  Jun 9  Comment 
NPR  Jun 5  Comment 
A lot of them smoke, though percentages vary widely from country to country for various reasons. When cigarettes sell for 10 cents each, that's definitely a boost for smoking.
The Hindu Business Line  May 26  Comment 
Revenue from cigarettes climbs 5% to ₹8,955 crore, but volumes remain flat
MarketWatch  May 26  Comment 
United Parcel Service Inc. was ordered Thursday to pay a reported $247 million in damages to New York State and New York City for the illegal shipment of cigarettes. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York had ruled in March...
Reuters  May 26  Comment 
REUTERS - Diversified consumer company ITC Ltd posted a 12 percent growth in March-quarter profit as its biggest segment, cigarettes, witnessed growth in sales.
The Economic Times  May 22  Comment 
Analysts said the cess on cigarettes was tax neutral for the company.
Financial Times  May 20  Comment 
Tobacco groups plan to adapt as branding and adverts are banned from packets




 

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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