Cigarette slump?

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Dispute revenue to offset declining MSA cashflows

US cigarette shipments have declined by an average of 3.2% per year since 2000 and are expected to decrease by 4%-5% over the next 12-18 months, hitting the cashflow available to pay down tobacco ABS bonds. However, revenue from future potential settlements and other special payments could partially offset the risk from slowing tobacco sales.

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