Health care advocates hope a hike would prompt smokers to quit, while opponents say it would place too heavy a burden on the poor.
Sure, INTC sells semiconductors, but the unassailable moat and huge dividends sure smell like Big Tobacco.
Drugmakers have yet to find a magic bullet for nicotine addiction.
Shares lose ground following reports on upcoming tobacco directive.
These stocks offer decent dividends and low volatility for the buy-and-hold investor.
A longtime bull now recommends discarding Philip Morris like a soggy cigarette butt.
Cigarette makers resort to raising prices periodically to make up for declining sales.
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