Judge Tobacco Stocks by Their Cover

Some Australians are convinced that cigarettes in new government-mandated plain packaging actually taste different. That's disconcerting news for tobacco stocks. More 

Britain to Treat E-Cigarettes as Medicine

British regulators will treat electronic cigarettes like non-prescription medicines and force manufacturers to obtain a license to sell them. More 

Marlboro Maker to Launch Its First E-Cigarette Brand

Altria Group, which owns the Marlboro brand, will test market an electronic cigarette in Indiana starting in August. More 

Camel Crush Cigarettes Accused Targeting Youth With Ads

Health advocates are calling for state investigations of Reynolds American's Camel Crush brand after it ran ads in youth-oriented magazines. More 

Emerging Markets: A Hotbed for Vice Plays

Global consumption of (pricier) alcohol and tobacco products tends to go up right alongside increased incomes. These stocks naturally stand to reap the rewards. More 

Marijuana Stocks: None of Tobacco’s Sinful Qualities … Just Smoke

The likes of Medical Marijuana Inc. and Cannabis Science are speculative plays without any of the same benefits of Big Tobacco. More 

Can E-Cigarettes Relight Big Tobacco?

E-cigarettes are hailed by some as the potential savior of Big Tobacco, but it's possible they'll be unable to offset slowing cigarette sales ... or worse, they might speed up tobacco's long-term decline. More