E-cigarettes: Will the lush margins and Hollywood boost last?

FDA regulations on the e-cigarette industry could be announced as soon as next week to potentially end a relatively lush period for the much milder form of smoking.

The new category in the tobacco industry has seen companies enjoy lush margins with a boost from acceptance by some in the Hollywood jet set.

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  • marpy
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    Be it a regular cigarette or an e - cigarette, it amounts to a vehicle for feeding an addiction and as such there should be no difference in how the 2 are regulated. JMO
    28 Oct 2013, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • Dividend Surfer
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    But there should be a difference. Cigs are regulated b/c of the toxins not because how addictive nicotine is.
    28 Oct 2013, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • RWMostow
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    Society has many addictions that are not regulated. Examples: Cola drinks, chocolate in all forms, alcoholic beverages (taxing is not regulating, IMO), watching tv, etc.


    28 Oct 2013, 09:03 PM Reply Like
  • farstud
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    Wow, really marpy? The health consequences of pure nicotine are marginal. It is hard to argue it is a social ill that needs taxing.
    28 Oct 2013, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • arthur_bishop1972
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    Let's wait and see what they say before throwing out our opinions.


    (Then we can crucify them for being stupid!)
    28 Oct 2013, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • surfspray
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    Welfare feeds an addiction. Abolish it, too.
    28 Oct 2013, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • Kolya
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    The Top Tobacco Analyst, Bonnie Herzog, forsees E cigs in USA being bigger than current smokes within 10 years. Given the government revenues from tobacco tax, do you really think the decision of how to regulate E cigs will have anything to do with anything other than $$$$$$$$$$$$ Government revenues.....
    28 Oct 2013, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • arthur_bishop1972
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    That's what I'm hoping for too.
    28 Oct 2013, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • mostserene1
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    The real money will come with the legalization of marijuana. For the first time ever, a poll of Americans shows more than 50% favor legalization. It will happen, and big tobacco companies will dominate.
    28 Oct 2013, 02:40 PM Reply Like
  • djrryan
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    Funny ... maybe interesting is the better word, prior to investing in MO I used to look at smokers somewhat disdainfully for driving up US health care costs, selfishly I now look at every smoker a little more positively as they are contributing back by helping my retirement. When pot becomes legal I'll have another group to thank.
    28 Oct 2013, 04:10 PM Reply Like
  • magi48
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    Vote to keep smoking...I need the dividends.
    28 Oct 2013, 02:54 PM Reply Like
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