In today's edition of "talking stocks," analyst Austin Smith looks at everyone's favorite love-to-hate sector: big tobacco. Most people invest in this space for the great dividends, which would naturally lead investors toward high-yielding domestic plays such as Altria (NYSE:MO), and away from lower-yielding international companies such as Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) and British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI). However, the landscape for tobacco investors is clearly leaning in favor of the international players. With the big domestic companies cutting jobs and the bit international players plowing money back into their own shares, it seems like a no-brainer which region has more promise right now.

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