Axa’s plan to quit tobacco is not so pure

Kicking the habit of investing in cigarette makers is hard, writes Andrew Hill

Axa to ditch €1.7bn tobacco investments

Move is timely boost to antismoking campaigners

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Tobacco groups lose plain packaging fight

Cigarette companies forced to use dull olive packs

Big Tobacco looks to ecigarettes for growth

Faced with tighter regulation on traditional products the likes of BAT are focusing on the ‘next big thing’

Standardised tobacco packaging - ASH, working in partnership with the Department of Health, has developed the image below which complies with the new regulations - The image conforms to the requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive and UK law on standardised packaging.” from ASH press office

Big Tobacco loses case on plain packaging

Judge rejects legal challenge saying new rules are ‘appropriate’

India’s ITC bows to cigarette pack rules

Dispute part of wider battle between industry and governments

Tobacco: plain outperformance

A move to dull packaging will not end strong returns for manufacturers

Down Under data light up cigarettes debate

Plain packaging meets health aims and deters young from smoking, says review

Imperial’s volumes slip despite US boost

Overall revenues lifted by newly acquired Winston cigarette brand

Cigarette packaging rules upheld by ECJ

Tobacco companies must cover two-thirds of box with health warnings

Indian Marlboro-maker falls on FDI ban news

Godfrey Phillips’ shares fall 17% while ITC adds 2%

Tobacco stocks split pension funds

Big investors missed out on billions by avoiding industry

Indonesia: Toiling over transition

Jakarta must be less reliant on natural resources

Tobacco costs Norway’s oil fund $1.9bn

Sovereign wealth fund’s loss may force investors to reconsider divestment from the sector

ITC smoulders over cigarette packet order

Indian cigarette maker shuts factories in packet warning protest

Court hears RJR Nabisco laundering claims

US companies could face wave of lawsuits if Europe case succeeds

The relentless march of the nanny state

Intervention justified solely to protect children and bystanders

Marlboro Man enlists Vice Media

UK unit produces ‘white label’ content for Philip Morris International

Welsh move to curb ecigarettes defeated

Blow to Labour as bill imposing ban falls by single vote

ITC: smoking again

Investors celebrating the lower-than-expected tax rise should take a deep breath


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