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[UK] Fears of US menthol ban burn hole in Big Tobacco

Billions of pounds were wiped off the value of two British tobacco companies yesterday after reports that American regulators plan to ban menthol cigarettes. Shares in British American Tobacco dropped by more than 10 per cent to their lowest mark since
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 14, 2018 03:15

The Menthol Meltdown in Tobacco Stocks Could Be a Buying Opportunity

Wells Fargo’s Bonnie Herzog is more upbeat. She notes that the FDA has pledged to adhere to a science-based approach to the menthol issue, and she doesn’t think the science supports the thesis that menthol is more harmful. Thus, she thinks that “menthol
added Nov 14, 2018 17:36

[UK] Tobacco shares hit by US menthol ban fear

British American Tobacco closed 10.6% down to their lowest in almost five years, while Imperial Brands recovered from earlier big falls to end 2.2% off. A report in the Wall Street Journal claimed the US Food and Drugs Administration would impose the ba
BBC Online
added Nov 14, 2018 03:16

[UK] Tobacco shares go up in smoke amid US crackdown plan

British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands have had £8.6bn wiped off their stock market value as US regulators prepare to crack down on the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. Shares in BAT, the sixth-biggest company in the FTSE 100
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:57

[North Carolina] Potential FDA ban on menthol cigarettes contributes to BAT share price drop

reached a 52-week low during morning trading Monday as investors reacted to a potential ban on traditional menthol cigarettes. The share price dropped as much as 8.8 percent, or by $3.69, on the New York Stock Exchange before closing down by -.- percent,
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 12, 2018 21:44

[UK] The London Report: Fears of US menthol cigarettes ban hit BAT

Investors fretted that a ban would force BAT to cut its dividend. But analysts argued that any legislation would take about five years to implement, which would give BAT enough time to rebase debt to match its reduced earnings.
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 12, 2018 21:07

E-Cigarette Setbacks Are Good News for Big Tobacco

The products are a double-edged sword: Although they have introduced many young users to the industry, some of whom will eventually buy cigarettes, smokers are also diverting some of their spending to vaping. And e-cigarettes’ popularity among teenagers h
added Nov 12, 2018 00:45
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[UK] Tube strike 2018: rail militants heaping strike misery branded 'hypocrites' for investing union funds in tobacco, banking and privatised water

The RMT union, whose leaders boast of its commitment to the downfall of capitalism, has amassed an investment portfolio worth nearly £20 million. It includes £627,000 worth of shares in cigarette giant British American Tobacco, some £1.5 million in ener
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:03

[UK] Big Tobacco is turning to so-called next generation products as demand for cigarettes declines

Imperial Brands, formerly called Imperial Tobacco, is more than doubling its investment in Blu, its e-cigarette brand, this year as it steps up marketing and tries to get tobacco smokers to convert. The FTSE 100 group is one of the world’s biggest tobac
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 7, 2018 18:04

[UK] Imperial bets on ecigarettes to drive growth as cigarette sales fall

Sales in its Next Generation Product division — its range of ecigarettes, which include vapes and heated tobacco products — grew to £200m, or 2.6 per cent of total tobacco and NGP revenue, driven by growing sales of vapour brand blu.
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 6, 2018 11:14
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