British American Tobacco (BATS) 🚬 ☠ - Share Chat

There is a difference between unethical and illegal. I don’t have any BATS at the moment, but I have held some in the past. Selling a dangerous product like cigarettes may be unethical, but bribery is illegal. Under UK laws you can be prosecuted for bribery even if it takes place abroad with foreign officials.

Personally I don’t have an issue with investing in less ethical investments. I can’t change the world, and me making a few quid off these companies doesn’t make any difference in the long run.

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8% dividend yield how much was that per share?

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Have a look on Dividend Max - they have the historical dividends on there👍🏼

bats is great, smokers gonna smoke. Even paid a dividend during covid.


Totally agree! Also, the amount of tax paid is huge so at least it contributes to the treasury similar to alcohol which causes similar problems in households. Having said that I did sell mine just because I think it is going to become an extinct business in time.