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Sales of traditional cigarettes have picked up with the issuing of stay-at-home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, tobacco industry analysts said Tuesday. For the week that ended March 22, traditional cigarettes sales volume rose 1.1%, according to Piper Sandler & Co. analysts. By comparison, the industry experienced an 8.2% decline for the week that ended March 1. “We believe these higher retail sales likely reflect stock-piling from COVID-19,” Piper Sandler analyst Michael Lavery said.