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European Tobacco Shares Extend Losses After FDA Move to Lower Nicotine Levels

European and Asian tobacco companies extended declines Monday amid investors concern that a move by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to cut the level of nicotine to "non-addictive" levels could slash sales in the $26 billion cigarette market.
thestreet.com
added Jul 31, 2017 18:03
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[UK] How millions of us have become dependent on tobacco - for income

Even if you do not directly own shares in Britain’s two biggest tobacco firms – British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands – you are quite likely to have exposure via pensions, Isas or other funds. Currently, 47 out of the 84 funds in the UK Equity In
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 31, 2017 12:28
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[Europe] Tobacco shares nosedive on FDA regulation warning

Neil Wilson of ETX Capital said it was "hard to overstate" what falling numbers of addicts and less frequent smoking could mean for corporate revenues. "This will blow a hole in their earnings and forces a fundamental re-evaluation of earnings," he said
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 30, 2017 12:41
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FDA move on nicotine could boost Philip Morris iQOS smoking device

"We believe this could prove to be an opportunity over the long term for reduced-risk products and, therefore, Altria/(Philip Morris) as they have a unique competitive advantage with iQOS,” Bonnie Herzog, a tobacco industry analyst at Wells Fargo Securit
Reuters
added Jul 30, 2017 11:44
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[North Carolina] FDA focus on menthol flavoring, low nicotine levels rattles investors

Menthol’s popularity with smokers led Reynolds American Inc. to spend $29.25 billion in June 2015 to acquire Newport from Lorillard Inc. Reynolds, now fully owned by British American Tobacco PLC, holds 56 percent of the U.S. menthol cigarette market shar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 29, 2017 19:47
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VIDEO: Altria shares plunge after FDA releases road map to curb tobacco-related deaths

In an email, a British American Tobacco spokesperson told CNBC that the company's Reynolds American unit was "encouraged" by Gottlieb's comments. "Dr. Gottlieb's comments regarding nicotine and menthol do not come as a surprise to us," the spokesperson
CNBC
added Jul 29, 2017 13:32
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GROSS: Tobacco Investors Just Learned That Trump Isn’t the Salvation of Every Odious Industry

That’s the mistake tobacco investors made. Gottlieb, after all, is a physician, and a cancer survivor to boot. The science and medicine surrounding tobacco is long since settled, and the consensus is broad. The product has been regulated, without much co
Slate
added Jul 29, 2017 13:29
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Cigarette maker stocks plunge on FDA announcement, but health experts are skeptical

“What didn’t happen today is an announcement on actual regulation... What happened was an announcement that a docket would be opened,” said Dave Dobbins, the chief operating officer of antismoking nonprofit Truth Initiative, referring to the FDA docket t
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 29, 2017 13:26
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Tobacco bond prices weaker after U.S. proposes cigarette nicotine cut

In response the S&P Municipal Bond Tobacco Total Return Index, a broad measure of tobacco settlement bond sector performance which also includes some investment-grade paper, fell 0.71 percent on Friday
NASDAQ
added Jul 29, 2017 13:18
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FDA Seeks to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes to Nonaddictive Levels ($$)

Tobacco company shares tumble on move
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jul 28, 2017 20:54
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