More on cigarette makers: Between them, Altria (MO), Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO)...

|About: Altria Group, Inc. (MO)|By:, SA News Editor

More on cigarette makers: Between them, Altria (MO), Reynolds American (RAI) and Lorillard (LO) expect to receive over $1.5B in credits that are connected to a 1998 settlement in which tobacco firms agreed to pay over $200B to cover smoking-related health costs. The companies can cut their payments based on market-share losses to rivals that didn't sign the deal.