There's a world beneath the world...investing at the expense and destruction of others has consequences....tobacco farmers seem to die so young with lives littered by tragedy. You're joining that party when you seek profits here. Take heed and enjoy your blood money while you can.
And God said "RogerJames shall be the Judge". I invest in cigarettes because i cannot go anywhere without breathing that crap. I have never tried one, I wish everyone would quit, but people love to smoke and always will so my children's college funds are in big MO and PM and KFT. If todays tobacco companies all saw the RogerJames light and closed their doors, the same amount of cigarettes would somehow be produced tomorrow to meet demand, and I would recommend you invest in those companies and make some money if the people wanna smoke.
the government could outlaw cigaretts tomorrow based on health. but that would mean giving up all that tax money. they leave it to the individual to take the risk. I take the risk buying the stock. go join a green mutual fund if you can't separate the industry from individuals looking for a return in the market.
Been enjoying it for the last 25 years. Dividends from the original MO are greater now than my original cost for the stock.
This is a stock board. Idea is to make money not to postulate your worthless views concerning a company who makes a legal product in which governments make many times the profit per pack than do the tobacco companies.
Complain where it might do some good.