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February 08, 2011 08:40 ET

Research on Lorillard Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. -- Tobacco Companies Fighting Possible Bans, Health Hazard Statements

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the cigarettes industry and has completed analytical research on Lorillard Inc. (NYSE: LO) and Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

Proposed corrective statements on warning labels telling about the dangers of smoking and an FDA proposal that warning labels could include disturbing images of diseased lungs (similar to what exists in Canada currently) could all work negatively against the tobacco industry. Higher prices due to higher taxes as well as an increasing negative image and health concerns have also worked against the industry. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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Menthol is another area that is being threatened, as the FDA is looking into possibly banning or phasing out menthol products. Menthol product sales have been growing for some companies, and with companies such as Lorillard's Inc., menthol sales accounts for a sizeable portion of their business. Investors can register for free to access the research report on Lorillard Inc. at www.stockcall.com/LO080211.pdf.

With all of the complications at home, many companies are trying to focus their attentions abroad. Asia and South America remain strong markets, and some companies have been trying to expand there through acquisitions. Philip Morris (NYSE: PM) had previously been trying to acquire tobacco company Productora Tabacalera de Colombia, Protabaco Ltda. in Columbia, but have since pulled out due to unfavourable acquisition conditions. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Lorillard Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. at www.stockcall.com/LO080211.pdf or www.stockcall.com/PM080211.pdf.

On the earnings front for the industry, Lorillard posted its financial results yesterday with profits of $259 million on revenue of $1.02 billion which excludes excise taxes. Philip Morris International will be posting its results on February 10th. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the cigarettes industry.

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