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MarketWatch  8 hrs ago  Comment 
Pressure mounts to regulate the sale of vaporized nicotine.
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
We also expect Philip Morris’ weak performance in the European Union to continue, primarily because of the growing prevalence of illegal trading of cigarettes in the region. Furthermore, the company’s performance in the Eastern Europe, Middle...
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
Years ago, I argued that most risky investments should have warning labels like cigarettes: This investment is hazardous to your wealth!
Forbes  Apr 10  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, computers shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 9.7%.  Leading the group were shares of Overland Storage (OVRL), up about 354.9% and shares of Hewlett Packard Company (HPQ) up about 2.6% on the day.
Forbes  Apr 9  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.9%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Lorillard (LO), down about 2.9% and shares of Alliance One International (AOI) down about 2.7%...
DailyFinance  Apr 8  Comment 
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - April 08, 2014) - As a partner in the fight to quit smoking, Allvapors.com is offering the chance to kick the cigarette habit by sending free e-Cigarette CE4 Blister Pack Starter Packs to those who produce videos of...
MedPage Today  Apr 5  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Poisonings from electronic cigarettes and their nicotine liquid have increased dramatically, the CDC reported.
New York Times  Apr 3  Comment 
The government published a report calling for cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging as a way of dissuading young people from smoking.     
Financial Times  Apr 3  Comment 
Jane Ellison, health minister, says a move to sell cigarettes without branding would be part of a broader action around tobacco and public health
DailyFinance  Apr 3  Comment 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 -- American Heritage International Inc.'America's Original E-Cig™,' ("American Heritage") (OTCQB: AHII), is pleased to announce that its premium brand of disposable electronic cigarettes will be...




 

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.

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Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM) : tobacco paper

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CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS)

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Walgreen Company (WAG)

Rite Aid (RAD)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) : gas station convenience stores

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