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TheStreet.com  Aug 19  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Despite a growing move to increase regulation of electronic cigarettes, Philip MorrisaInternationala remains an attractive stock for investors. A group of state attorneys general recently asked the U.S. Federal Drug...
guardian.co.uk  Aug 19  Comment 
Davidoff and Gauloises cigarettes maker says shrinking markets and currency swings are harming global sales Imperial Tobacco, the world's fourth-largest cigarette company, has been hit by weaker sales in Russia and unrest in the Middle East. The...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 15  Comment 
It was a busy week at MarketIntelligenceCenter.com. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine contributed too much of the week's volatility. We also saw some pretty unimpressive earnings reports from major retailers, compared the companies that make...
Bloomberg  Aug 15  Comment 
Philadelphia schools will open as scheduled Sept. 8 with temporary cuts in transportation and cleaning as the district awaits state authorization of a city tax on cigarettes, Superintendent William Hite Jr. said.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 14  Comment 
By Sammy Lee: One of the most irksome things I noticed growing up as a teenager in the U.S. was how certain groups of people were classified according to what others saw from the outside without ever getting to know those same people. So, if you...
DailyFinance  Aug 12  Comment 
Electronic Cigarettes International Group (formerly Victory) (OTCQB: ECIG), today announced that it’s UK subsidiary, VAPESTICK® has expanded its latest marketing campaign with the addition of U.S. actress and model Mischa...
Yahoo  Aug 12  Comment 
Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company, is prepared to sue the British government should it implement a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes, a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday showed. The UK government has...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 12  Comment 
By Alex Pitti: Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) recently announced, after much speculation, that the company will be acquiring Lorillard (NYSE:LO). This acquisition has caused the stock to move down from $63 to $56 as the news caused those speculating...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 11  Comment 
Since the Budget, cigarettes are selling at a premium of ₹5-10 for packs of 10
MarketWatch  Aug 11  Comment 
Shares of Philip Morris International are a good buy, because the stock has been beaten down enough, writes Michael Brush.




 

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.

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