SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

May 24, 2011 08:16 ET

Tobacco Companies Work New Angles to Stabilize Revenues

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on Altria & Star Scientific

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - US smoking levels have been on a constant decline as people become more conscious of cigarette's hazardous effects on both their bodies and wallets. To counteract this, companies in the cigarette industry have been trying several different strategies. One has been to create and market products that target people trying to quit. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Cigarette Industry and provides research reports on Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) & Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

www.bedfordreport.com/2011-05-MO
www.bedfordreport.com/2011-05-CIGX

Star Scientific makes two dissolvable tobacco lozenges, Ariva and Stonewell, which are not subject to Chapter IX of Federal Food Drug & Cosmetic Act. In fact researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina published a study last year arguing that dissolvable tobacco products "led to a significant reduction (40%) in cigarettes per day, no significant increases in total tobacco use, and significant increases in two measures of readiness to quit, either in the next month or within the next 6 months."

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This year the Medical University of South Carolina wants to learn whether a smokeless tobacco product, such as Camel "Snus" leads to quit attempts, smoking reduction and cessation. Researchers are not trying to encourage the use of smokeless tobacco with the study, but are rather are trying to provide "objective evidence to guide clinical and regulatory decision-making for this controversial area of tobacco control."

Presently Altria offers smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands. Though chewing tobacco has been associated with various oral ailments, it is considered by some to be less hazardous than smoking and isn't as tightly regulated.

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