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August 22, 2011 08:50 ET

Analytical Reports on Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. - Legislative Efforts Could Dent Tobacco Sales

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - www.SignalWatcher.com provides members with proprietary analysis of over 10,000 stocks which is updated every day. Today, members can receive their complimentary stock analysis on Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO). Sign up now on www.SignalWatcher.com to get your free reports on these stocks.

Cigarette makers are seeing consistent revenues but legislative efforts and down consumer spending threaten revenues.

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Both Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. reported increased net sales in their second quarter reports. These positive sales may be dented by increased federal tobacco taxes in combination with a more cost (and possibly health) conscious consumer. www.SignalWatcher.com gives traders a unique insight about Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. by registering now at

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Legislative efforts are increasing outside of the US as well. Russia recently drew up a strong anti-smoking law that will go into effect sometime in the next 3 or 4 years. The law would ban smoking in public transportation, restaurants and nightclubs. Prices will also go up significantly as well as taxes on buyers and businesses. Considering that roughly 40% of the population smokes, the legislation could have a real impact on exports for domestic cigarette makers.

Moving forward, cigarette makers' revenue have been somewhat recession proof, but legislative efforts, both domestic and foreign, in combination with lower consumer spending may narrow margins.

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