So it’s interesting – tobacco manufacturing companies… what do you know about them?
I bet at least 50% of the readers can tell me about 10 real facts about them for sure, the other 50, well I don’t blame you. They are virtually invisible with names that we don’t hear about… here’s a few.
01. Philip Morris International : $25,705 million
– In 2010, Marlboro’s volume outside the United States was 297.4 billion cigarette
– Main Brands (In Canada): Benson & Hedges, Belmont, Craven A, Rothmans, Canadian Classics, Number 7, Accord, Mark Ten
To learn more about Phillips Morris International (PMI) go to: http://www.pmi.com/marketpages/pages/market_en_ca.aspx
02. Altria Group : $15,957 million
– Parent Company of Phillip Morris USA
– Total government revenues from cigarettes for fiscal year (FY) ending June 30, 2010 amounted to nearly $44.3 billion
– Same brands as Philip Morris International
To learn more about Altria Group go to:
03. Reynolds American : $8,845 million
– the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Camel, Paul Mall), American Snuff Co (Grizzly, Kodiak, Cougar)., LLC (Limited Liability Company), Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.(Native American Spirit Brand) and Niconovum AB.
– http://www.niconovum.se/”Zonnic” it’s a nicotine replacement therapy company in Sweden
To learn more about Reynolds American, visit:
04. Universal : $2,186 million
– loose leaf tobacco company
– Grown globally
– It is difficult to measure who they sell to because it is raw tobacco from the field and tobacco manufacturers that was undisclosed
05. Alliance One International : $2,019 million
– Loose leaf tobacco company
– Serves tobacco manufacturers globally
So, these are the top five tobacco manufacturers in 2009 and that’s what they made that year…
What I have learned from going over these companies is that – the site I found the top five is in America. I found out that all of them are super involved in stock markets, some companies have investments in anything from alcohol to nicotine replacements, and the study was completely ambiguous. There is so much to dig into when finding out where this tobacco companies are up to.
One thing I know for sure –they pry on youth because of the high death rate caused by cigarettes… do you think someone who’s been smoking are interested in cool new packs? It is supposed to contradict the messages that you may become desensitized to… interesting, I know!
So go ahead, join the fun… what are some things you wanna tell us all about where this tobacco is coming from? What’s it doing to the earth? How many people does this industry employ in Canada or a third world country?
Let’s put em’ on blast, cuz, well… it’s better to breathe