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E-cig adverse events on the rise

  • As e-cigarettes grow in popularity so have instances of burns, toxicity and respiratory and cardiovascular problems. Over the past 12 months, 50 complaints were filed with the FDA which matches the total for the previous five years.
  • The FDA is poised to regulate the $2B industry which some observers believe will overtake tobacco's $85B in ten years.
  • The long-term effects of vaping are unknown.
  • Most e-cigarettes are made in China and sold under more than 300 brands in the U.S.
  • The quality of the brands varies widely so some manufacturing has moved to America.
  • (MO) (BTI) (LO) (PM) (ECIG)
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  • petpirhana
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    No more problems then the Nicotine Patch has had....is the government going to stop the "patch"......I don't think so!!!
    17 Apr, 07:30 AM Reply Like
  • westewart
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    this is good news for $MO (and $LO w/blu), start regulating just as they're rolling out MarkTen nationwide. They have the $$ to comply/deal with the regulations, the little guys will not.
    17 Apr, 07:39 AM Reply Like
  • maybenot
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    westewart -- exactly. Companies love regulations -- when it protects their particular moat and product.

     

    Long MO & LO
    17 Apr, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • shaai
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    other e-cigarette related OTC stocks of note (as I own both...) are:

     

    VPCO : Vapor Corp ; http://bit.ly/1hPcfdJ
    VAPR : VaporBrands International Inc http://vaporbrands.com
    17 Apr, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • Shouldaboughtalota
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    50 complaints out of how many users? Long term effects of vaping are unknown? How many have to die from tobacco before we realize there are better alternatives? Their long term effects are very well known. The addiction gives them limited opportunities to quit until now.
    17 Apr, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • unclewoo
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    Cigarette volume down 4.4%, plus this news equals time to step into the Canadian marijuana business or that moat will be dry in 10 years.
    17 Apr, 10:14 AM Reply Like
  • Tradevestor
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    Philip Morris: Make use of this pullback ? http://seekingalpha.co...
    17 Apr, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • castello
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    E-cigs can save millions from the harms of smoking. Marlboro should be giving them away to smokers. They are way too slow to get it together.
    17 Apr, 01:44 PM Reply Like
  • Matthew Mazurczak
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    4 a month!!!! No way thats horrible!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
    17 Apr, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • petpirhana
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    I have to laugh, they want to beat up the "vapors"; I wonder when they will attack the drug manufactures for producing the nicotine patch. Just think, it might produce cancer of the skin:)
    17 Apr, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • Nate P
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    "Over the past 12 months, 50 complaints were filed with the FDA which matches the total for the previous five years."

     

    In other words, your chances of being harmed by an e-cigarette are roughly equivalent to your chances of being killed by a lightning strike.
    18 Apr, 04:57 PM Reply Like
  • Nate P
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    "Over the past 12 months, 50 complaints were filed with the FDA which matches the total for the previous five years."

     

    To put it another way, the average American is just as likely to be killed by a lightning strike as to have any type of adverse event associated with an e-cigarette.
    18 Apr, 04:57 PM Reply Like
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