Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, oil & gas refining & marketing shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.7%.  Leading the group were shares of Pacific Ethanol (PEIX), up about 24.3% and shares of Rex American Resources (REX) up about 5.3% on...
The Hindu Business Line  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is likely to introduce proposed amendments to the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce...  Mar 3  Comment 
Republic leads charge in Europe by passing bill that will mean tobacco products cannot use colourful livery, thereby reducing attraction of smoking to youngsters Ireland has become the first country in Europe to ban branded cigarette...
Red Orbit  Mar 3  Comment 
Shayne Jacopian for - @ShayneJacopian According to Mythbusters, the answer is mostly no. While a cigarette butt has the potential to ignite gasoline, it doesn’t have enough sustained heat. Gasoline ignites at 500-550°F, and...
The Economic Times  Mar 3  Comment 
For the first time in a Budget speech, the excise duty changes for cigarettes and tobacco products were shown under the sub-theme of promoting public health. The strategy seems to be working if one looks at the eroding sales volume of cigarettes.
The Economic Times  Mar 3  Comment 
Investors have dumped shares of cigarette-to-consumer goods maker ITC in the last two trading days after the government, in the Union Budget on Saturday, increased excise duty on cigarettes.
The Economic Times  Mar 2  Comment 
A selling spree in ITC following custom duty on cigarettes made Reliance Industries the second most-valued company on BSE in terms of market capitalisation.
The Economic Times  Mar 2  Comment 
The duty on sub-65mm cigarettes has been hiked by 25 per cent, while it is up by 15 per cent on cigarettes of other lengths.
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 1  Comment 
The stock of ITC, which touched a new high of ₹409 in early trade on Saturday, nose-dived 8.3 per cent after the Government hiked excise duty on cigarettes. The significant medium-term resistance...
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 1  Comment 
The Economic Times  Feb 28  Comment 
Top loser on the 30-stock Sensex index was ITC. The stock cracked over 7% in intraday trade after FM announced duty hike on cigarettes to 25%.


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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