RECENT NEWS
Forbes  Nov 20  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.2%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Philip Morris International (PM), down about 1.2% and shares of Alliance One International (AOI)...
New York Times  Nov 17  Comment 
Residents of Westminster object to becoming the first in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
New York Times  Nov 17  Comment 
Residents of a Massachusetts town object to becoming the first in the country to ban the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco.
Forbes  Nov 14  Comment 
The cigarette market (in terms of number of units sold) in Europe however is forecast to decline at an alarming rate and drop by almost 20% by 2021. Asia on the other hand is expected to show a small but steady growth rate of a little less than 1%...
New York Times  Nov 14  Comment 
About 4.5 percent of American high school students used electronic cigarettes in 2013, up from 2.8 percent in 2012, according to a survey.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 13  Comment 
The latest CDC survey indicates a sharp rise in the use of electronic cigarettes by teens , a trend officials said they found alarming due to the possible adverse effects of nicotine on the developing brain.
Forbes  Nov 12  Comment 
Companies like Altria oppose tobacco excise tax increases because, among other things, it create incentives for contraband and counterfeit tobacco product trafficking. However, a study commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 4  Comment 
CVS Health posted a stronger-than-expected 9.7% increase in revenue for its third quarter as strength from the pharmacy business offset a decline in front-of-the-store sales partly driven by the absence of cigarettes.




 

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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