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Why the Big Three Tobacco Companies Still Win

By Rich Duprey – Jan 19, 2014 at 8:00AM

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Facing a declining cigarette market over the past few years, the major cigarette manufacturers are as profitable as ever. And for good reason! Have a look at The Motley Fool's newest slideshow on the major tobacco players to learn where the investment opportunities are.

The tobacco industry here in the U.S. has been on the decline in recent years, but that hasn't stopped Altria (MO 1.02%), Lorillard (LO.DL), and Reynolds American (RAI) from posting larger profits in recent years. Click on the following slideshow below to find out how these companies are positioned to continue growing profits in the future.

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