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Food and Beverage Tobacco


  • If you want to earn more money, quit smoking Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 3:24 PM ET

    Got a cigarette habit? New research shows what's going up in smoke could be your earnings potential—unless you quit.

  • FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 12:12 PM ET
    smoking cigarette

    A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.

  • Tobacco flavored vodka? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 2:57 PM ET
    Tobacco flavored vodka?

    Tony Elward, International Spirit, explains his crazy concoction.

  • A check on tobacco stocks Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:06 PM ET
    A check on tobacco stocks

    Philip Morris International's Q2 profits fell 8 percent, as it shipped fewer cigarettes. Tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog of Wells Fargo Securities, offers insight.

  • E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

  • In yet another Obamacare delay, smokers get a break Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    Smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Obama's health law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.

  • Puffing for Profits: Big Tobacco & E-Cigarettes Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 10:14 AM ET
    Puffing for Profits: Big Tobacco & E-Cigarettes

    Murray Kessler, Lorillard CEO, talks about FDA approval of its new non-menthol cigarette product as the company makes a big bet on e-cigarettes.

  • E-Cig: Where There's No Smoke... Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 10:51 AM ET
    NJOY CEO Challenges Nicotine vs. Caffeine

    Craig Weiss, NJOY CEO, discusses competition, regulations and health risks associated with the growing business of e-cigarettes.

  • E-cigs: Puff, puff, prescribe Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    E-Cigs; Puff, Puff, Prescribe

    Blu eCigs founder Jason Healy discusses the regulation of e-cigarettes as medicine in the U.K. starting in 2016.

  • Marlboro Maker Altria Jumping Into E-Cigarettes Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Altria Group, formerly Phillip Morris USA, plans to release an e-cigarette, showing the company's dedication to maintaining market share in an age of declining tobacco sales.

  • Can New E-Cigs Change the Game? Yes, Says Reynolds Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 5:15 PM ET
    Reynold's Vuse E-Cigarette

    Reynolds American is launching its Vuse electronic cigarettes in Colorado, with an eye toward quick national expansion. Company executives say the product will alter the landscape.

  • E-Cigarette 'Game Changer' for Reynolds: CEO Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    E-Cigarette 'Game Changer' for Reynolds: CEO

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis talks with Daniel Delen, president and CEO of Reynolds American, about his company's efforts to take a significant portion of the electronic cigarette market.

  • Are e-cigarettes smokin' hot? Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    Are E-Cigarettes Smokin' Hot?

    Big Tobacco is taking notice of the e-cigarettes, but critics say there's not enough information about the product's potential health risks, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • What Impact Will the Russian Smoking Ban Have? Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 4:40 AM ET
    What Impact Will the Russian Smoking Ban Have?

    Shane MacGuill, tobacco industry analyst at Euromonitor, talks about the smoking ban in Russia and explains why it is unlikely to affect the tobacco market much.

  • Put 'Em Out: NYC Raising Its Cigarette Age Limit Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 10:43 AM ET
    Christine Quinn

    New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is expected on Monday to announce new legislation that would raise the legal age limit for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 21.

  • The government's sale of a $10 billion stake in Japan Tobacco, the world's third-largest tobacco company, is expected to kick off within days after bankers met on Tuesday over deal details.

  • Trading the 'Sin' Stocks Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 3:30 AM ET
    Trading the 'Sin' Stocks

    Dirk Van Vlaanderen, vice president for Europe at Jeffries International, tells CNBC how to trade tobacco and alcohol stocks now that the market is in a bull phase.

  • Tobacco Stocks as Solid as Bonds: Strategist Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    Safer to own than to consume, tobacco stocks have earned enormous returns for investors during the euro zone crisis, mimicking the safe haven of the fixed-income markets sought by jittery investors.

  • Tobacco Still On an Upward Trend: Strategist Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 2:00 AM ET
    Tobacco Still On an Upward Trend: Strategist

    Edmund Shing, head of European equity strategy at Barclays Capital, tells CNBC, "Tobacco has been the best performing sector by a long way over the last ten years, so if you take a longer perspective the fact that over a few months it pauses, it is just a pause in a very long-term upward trend."

  • A Two-Faced Strategy to Playing the Election Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    Investors can probably expect solid gains for their 2012 stock portfolios. But the fortunes of individual sectors will also rise and fall in the years ahead, depending on which political party wins the White House in November.