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An Overview Of The U.S. Tobacco Market

tactics used by the US manufacturers during the later part of the twentieth century were both deceitful and the spread of misinformation led to an inordinate amount of preventable deaths. However, this article is not to focus on the moral aspects of smoki
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 1, 2014 16:54

Shareholders Challenge Major Hollywood Studios to Account for 1,000,000 Smoking Deaths

faith-based shareholders, who are part of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and the shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, filed shareholder resolutions with The Walt Disney Company and Viacom (parent of Paramount) asking t
As You Sow
added Oct 1, 2014 06:51

Why big tobacco is playing it safe | Talking Numbers

Did big tobacco grow a big heart, or is its latest warnings to consumers about e-cigarettes merely a cynical way to inoculate tobacco companies from further lawsuits?
Yahoo! Finance
added Oct 1, 2014 06:23
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[UK] VIDEO: Can e-cigarettes light up the tobacco sector?

Does cannibalising your own industry ever work? We take a look at the tobacco industry which is turning to vaping as consumers give up real cigarettes.
CityWire (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 06:12

How Is Philip Morris Doing In Russia?

Philip Morris and its rival Japan Tobacco had each picked up a 20% stake in the large Russian cigarette distributor Megapolis in December 2013. Japan Tobacco, with its signature brand Winston, has a 36% share of the Russian cigarette market, roughly 10 pe
added Sep 30, 2014 14:53

[China, USA] Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree files for US IPO

Chinese e-cigarette maker Kimree Inc filed to list its shares in the United States at a time when e-cigarette companies are finding it harder to raise capital amid rising competition and increasing regulatory oversight.
added Sep 30, 2014 14:25

Advocacy Groups Challenge Studios Over Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and the faith-based advocacy organization As You Sow have decided to step up the pressure by filing shareholder resolutions with the parent companies of the six major movie studios. “We think we’ve given the m
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 13:53

Lorillard Bet on Merger Nod Offers Arb Payoff: Real M&A

The takeover of cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. (LO:US) is offering one of the biggest profit opportunities for investors willing to bet the deal won’t go up in smoke.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Sep 30, 2014 05:37

Tobacco Bonds Seen Cheap as Default Forecast Raised: Muni Credit

Managers of two of the largest high-yield municipal funds see a buying opportunity in tobacco securities even as more of the bonds are projected to default. The obligations, issued by state and city agencies and backed by funds from tobacco companies, a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 27, 2014 14:46

Fortnightly Tobacco Companies Review: Lawsuits In Florida And Uruguay

The last two weeks brought much sorrow to cigarette companies in the U.S. Philip Morris USA (part of the Altria Group (NYSE: MO)) and R.J. Reynolds (part of Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI)) were both asked to pay out damages worth several millions of dolla
added Sep 27, 2014 14:02
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