Swedish Match is a Swedish company based in Stockholm that makes snus, moist snuff, and chewing tobacco (with its Red Man brand). These products are known as moist smokeless tobacco. The company also makes machine-made cigars, matches and lighters.Swedish Match operates in nine countries and has approximately 4,382 employees. The products are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide. Swedish Match shares have been listed at the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, large cap segment, since 1996 with the ticker symbol SWMA. It is also traded on BATS Chi-X. In 2013, the group had total sales of 12,610 MSEK and an operating profit from product areas of 3,375 MSEK. In 2013, snus and moist snuff accounted for 39 percent of sales and 63 percent of Swedish Match’s operating profit.
菲利普·莫里斯國際公司（Philip Morris International Inc.，簡稱PMI）是世界上最大的煙草公司和第二大食品製造商。萬寶路香煙就是該公司生產的。2008年自奧馳亞集團獨立。
Reynolds American, Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the second-largest tobacco company in the United States. Its holdings include R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, American Snuff Company (formerly Conwood Company), Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and Niconovum AB. Reynolds American's subsidiaries manufacture and market a variety of tobacco products, including cigarettes (Camel, Pall Mall, Kool, Winston, Salem, Doral, Misty, Capri and Natural American Spirit brands) and moist snuff (Grizzly and Kodiak brands).
Lorillard Tobacco Company is an American tobacco company marketing cigarettes under the brand names Newport, Maverick, Old Gold, Kent, True, Satin, and Max.
英美煙草公司（British American Tobacco plc LSE：BATS），成立於1902年，總部位於英國倫敦，目前是世界第二大煙草公司。擁有「三五」、「健牌」、「登喜路」、「總督」和「希爾頓」等香煙品牌。
Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The Company indirectly owns Liggett Group LLC, Vector Tobacco Inc. and Zoom E-Cigs LLC and directly owns New Valley LLC, which owns a controlling interest in Douglas Elliman Realty, LLC.
雲南紅塔煙草(集團)有限責任公司，簡稱雲南紅塔煙草集團、雲南紅塔集團，以及紅塔集團（英語：Hongta Tobacco Group Company Limited），成立於1953年，原名「玉溪卷煙廠」。總部及地址位於雲南省玉溪市紅塔大道118號，董事長為柳萬東。
In July 2014, Reynolds American, Inc. announced it would buy Lorillard Tobacco Company for roughly $25 billion a result of slowed sales. The deal is valued at $27.4 billion, including debt. Reynolds agreed to pay $68.88 in cash and stock for every Lorillard share and assume its debt. The deal also included the sale of the Kool, Winston, Salem, and blu brands to Imperial for $7.1 billion. The merger became official on June 12, 2015.
＃British American Tobacco plc (BAT)併購Reynolds American(日期：July 2017），British American Tobacco plc併購後現為全球最大
In October 2016, BAT offered to buy the remaining 57.8 percent of U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American in a $47 billion takeover that would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company with brands including Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. In January 2017, Reynolds agreed to an increased $49.4 billion deal. The deal was completed in July 2017.
Philip Morris International has been moreaggressive about adapting to changing conditions in the tobacco industry, andits initiatives to push alternatives to traditional cigarettes have gained alot of traction. The iQOS heated-tobacco product has become wildly popular inJapan, and other test markets are showing similarly strong growth trajectories.Philip Morris has responded by ramping up production of iQOS-related products,and it hopes to gain FDA approval for iQOS, at which point it would license theproduct to Altria for domestic sale. Still, Philip Morris also has to addressregulation of its traditional cigarettes, and declines in volumes have beenmore severe abroad than they've been in the U.S. market.
不過我剛剛順道看了一下，PM的Major Shareholders似乎沒有MO，但我在MO年報也看到MO提及他的wholly-owned子公司包含Philip Morris USA Inc. (“PM USA”)，感覺有點奇怪，MO沒有持股PM，卻聲稱PM是MO的子公司。
General: Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1985. At December 31, 2017, Altria Group, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiaries included Philip Morris USA Inc. (“PM USA”), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co. (“Middleton”), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PM USA; Sherman Group Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (“Nat Sherman”), which are engaged in the manufacture and sale of super premium cigarettes and the sale of premium cigars; and UST LLC (“UST”), which through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (“USSTC”) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (“Ste. Michelle”), is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless tobacco products and wine. Altria Group, Inc.’s other operating companies included Nu Mark LLC (“Nu Mark”), a wholly-owned subsidiary that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of innovative tobacco products, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation (“PMCC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary that maintains a portfolio of finance assets, substantially all of which are leveraged leases. Other Altria Group, Inc. wholly-owned subsidiaries included Altria Group Distribution Company, which provides sales and distribution services to certain Altria Group, Inc. operating subsidiaries, and Altria Client Services LLC, which provides various support services in areas, such as legal, regulatory, consumer engagement, finance, human resources and external affairs to Altria Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries.