Big Tobacco Continues to Survive

Despite the predictions of the demise of the tobacco industry, it continues thriving, increasing sales and profitability. In 2016, the five global leaders (excluding China) shipped 2.7 trillion cigarettes, more than 300 for every man, woman, and child in the world. Investors in those companies earned $19 billion in dividends. Sadly, tobacco stocks are a staple of…

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Selling, Addicting and Killing

Major tobacco companies continue to expand business in the vulnerable middle- and low-income countries of the world. In fact, some analysts have called the tobacco industry "recession resistant". These companies report increased revenue and rising share values in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. How do you relate to this morally repugnant industry?PositiveTip: If you…

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