SOURCE: StockCall


July 22, 2011 08:57 ET

Equity Research on Philip Morris International Inc. and Star Scientific Inc. - Cigarettes Face Regulatory Pressure, as Usual

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Cigarettes industry and has completed analytical research on Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) and Star Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Cigarettes sector is no stranger to regulatory pressures. However, new potential changes coming for the sector should be of special interest to investors. In Australia, regulators have introduced a new bill that would prevent tobacco companies from displaying their brand names, colors, or logos on packaging. Cigarettes would instead be sold in generic packaging with graphic warning labels. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Cigarettes industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Cigarettes industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Philip Morris International Inc. and Star Scientific Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

With the bill anticipated to pass and similar versions slated for other markets, Philip Morris International Inc. has vowed to fight the legislation, saying the new rules unfairly inhibit the marketing power of their trademarks. Philip Morris International Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

With increasing regulatory pressures and a dwindling customer-base that is growing increasingly aware of smoking's deleterious health effects, companies in the sector are looking to transition into different smokeless tobacco products. Revenue for smokeless products grew 11% in 2010. Some companies, like Star Scientific Inc., are even looking in the direction of health care as a way through the secular shift away from combustible tobacco products. Star Scientific Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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