Forbes  Aug 23  Comment 
In trading on Tuesday, food shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.2%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of The JM Smucker (SJM), off about 8.2% and shares of Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) down about 2.2% on the day.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 22  Comment 
This refers to ‘GST regime should tax cigarettes more’ by Rijo M John (August 22). Considering the ill effects of smoking and burden on the economy, the tax should be higher so that smoking is disco...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 21  Comment 
A ‘sin tax’ of 40 per cent is not as high as it seems. It is way below the WHO norm, and is not revenue-neutral either
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 18  Comment 
On Thursday, a US-based think tank ‘Reason Foundation’, which has no presence in India, addressed doctors in Delhi on the benefits of electronic cigarettes for smokers looking to quit the butt. India...
MedPage Today  Aug 16  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Living close to tobacco sellers linked to reduced odds of quitting
The Economic Times  Aug 3  Comment 
Cigarettes, drinking, clubbing and expensive dinners will all become even more expensive as the government seeks to punish such activites.
Forbes  Jul 29  Comment 
A new study suggests that secondhand pot smoke may be worse than cigarettes'. Maybe inhaling anything burning is just bad.  Jul 28  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - A new study has identified two additional carcinogens not previously reported in e-cigarette vapor. While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley...


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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