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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Philip Morris USA’s challenge to a $25 million Oregon jury verdict in favor of a man whose wife died of a lung cancer-related brain tumor after smoking the company’s low-tar cigarettes. …
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New regulations unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to turn the electronic cigarette industry upside down.
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The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping new rules that tighten its control over e-cigarettes, banning their sale to minors. The agency is also expanding its regulation of tobacco.
Wall Street Journal  May 5  Comment 
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a bill raising the legal purchase age for cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 years from 18.




 

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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