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Motley Fool  Oct 18  Comment 
The price of being a smoker keeps going up and a pack now costs more than $5 in all 50 states.
New York Times  Oct 18  Comment 
Cigarettes are often bought out of state to be sold illegally in New York. Bodegas try to hide them in secret compartments. But detectives find them.
Forbes  Oct 15  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, cigarettes & tobacco shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 3.3%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of 22nd Century Group (XXII), off about 11.2% and shares of Vector Group (VGR) off about 4.2% on...
The Hindu Business Line  Oct 15  Comment 
The packaging of cigarettes, bidis and other tobacco products would be further changed to make health warnings — pictorial as well as textual — more prominent. The Ministry of Health and...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 15  Comment 
By Amber Lee Mason: The market is teaching investors a timeless lesson... It's one longtime DailyWealth readers should already know. Selling the basics works. "The basics" are products that the average consumer can't or won't live without......
Forbes  Oct 3  Comment 
Philip Morris’ efforts at lobbying against the new regulation needs to be seen in the light of its need to stem the decrease in the market size for cigarettes in the European Union. The number of cigarettes sold in the European union is expected...
New York Times  Sep 30  Comment 
The writer entered the New York City Marathon lottery several times after moving back to New York six years ago, finally getting in this year. She explains how she trained for her first marathon, a decade ago: She didn’t.
New York Times  Sep 29  Comment 
The tobacco industry’s giants are putting health warnings on e-cigarettes that outstrip both those on traditional cigarettes and those on e-cigarettes made by smaller competitors, leaving public health officials skeptical about the companies’...
Motley Fool  Sep 27  Comment 
It's not just bout your health. A pack-a-day habit can send your retirement up in smoke.
Canada.com  Sep 26  Comment 
The 31-year-old survivalist who allegedly shot two Pennsylvania state troopers has been lurking in the woods for weeks




 

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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