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Wall Street Equity Research

October 01, 2010 09:25 ET

Professional Research on Philip Morris International and Lorillard -- The War Against Smoking and the Defiance of Cigarette Makers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) - gives shareholders valuable insight on cigarette stocks Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) and Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO). Sign up today at to receive free research reports on these equities.

The cigarette industry is facing a number of challenges recently, as governments around the world continue to increase tobacco taxes, and a new proposed ban on menthol cigarettes in the U.S. could hurt sales for companies such as Lorillard Inc. Traders can have complimentary access to today's complete research report on Lorillard Inc. by signing up at is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to free reports on the cigarette industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Philip Morris International Inc., Lorillard Inc. and other companies in this industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Japan has recently announced an upcoming tax increase of 40% on cigarettes. While the move is designed to making smoking less attractive, it has prompted a rush in sales as customers try and stock up before the tax increase is implemented. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting the cigarette industry in today's economic environment.

The FDA proposed ban on menthol cigarettes is being fervidly opposed by industry leaders such as Philip Morris International Inc. who claim that scientific evidence does not show menthol cigarettes to be more damaging to one's health than conventional cigarettes. The stakes are high considering menthol smokers account for roughly one third of all smokers in the U.S. Traders can get direct and free access to today's full report on Philip Morris International Inc. by signing up at

Despite the industry concerns, some companies have been faring well and have recently increased dividend payments substantially. As taxes increase and new laws loom, the cigarette industry will be doing their best to remain in the black.

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