The ban would hit certain tobacco companies harder than others.
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British American Tobacco
News & Analysis: British American Tobacco
Investors are happy with the company's progress diversifying away from tobacco and nicotine.
And it might come out on top because of it.
The world's largest tobacco company still faces long-term challenges.
Sales of British American Tobacco's menthol brands will be the most immediately affected.
The markets are accentuating the negative, not the positive.
BTI earnings call for the period ending June 5, 2020.
Tobacco vaccine production is a surprisingly economical endeavor, saving time and costs. Kentucky Bioprocessing, the biotechnology subsidiary of British American Tobacco, is leading the way.
A host of issues has made the tobacco company's shares look inexpensive.
Their biotech units are in the race to find a vaccine.