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Big tobacco companies see explosive growth in e-cigarettes as restrictions in the industry...

Big tobacco companies see explosive growth in e-cigarettes as restrictions in the industry broaden again. The smokeless form of cigarettes contains nicotine-infused water that is inhaled as a vapor, allowing smokers to legally "light up" insides restaurants and buses. Making the switch: MO, PM, RAI, LO, VGR, BTI.
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  • marilyn61
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    Well, I suppose it was only a matter of time before the tobacco industry came up with a way of keeping all the smokers hooked. The sad thing is that I'm sure the smokers will now happily keep damaging their health without the restrictions of the current laws being able to reduce their intake.
    13 Aug 2012, 07:43 AM Reply Like
  • J Paradiso
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    Please know what you are talking about before spewing:
    A) The difference between the smoke inhaled when smoking tobacco cigarettes and the water vapor inhaled when using an e-cigarette are DRAMATICALLY different.
    B) "laws being able to reduce their intake" - Read that again please.


    Long PM
    Three and 1/2 years cigarette free thanks to e-cigarettes.
    13 Aug 2012, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • MichaelJ8
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    this is true. Nicotine does constrict blood vessels though. However, due to the lack of oxidized hydrocarbons (i.e. a burning leaf), an e-cigarette is probably the "healthier" alternative. I am not surprised to see this trend. I


    I am long MO.
    13 Aug 2012, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    The U.S. market is only a hill of beans compared to the world market for these companies. Income elasticity makes for a good future for tobacco consumption. American brands are viewed as a superior good. Any Asian lighting up with the Marlboro Man or Joe Camel is viewed as sophisticated and admired for his conspicuous consumption. Makes them more interesting than drinking Dos X's beer.
    13 Aug 2012, 08:40 AM Reply Like
  • txcatwoman
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    what about all the sports drinks that are loaded with nicotine , they are legal , and expensive
    13 Aug 2012, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • arthur_bishop1972
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    What sports drinks have nicotine???
    13 Aug 2012, 12:16 PM Reply Like
  • Occamsrazor
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    I'm an MD. Tobacco smoke is much worse than Nicotine alone, and second hand smoke exposure is non-existent with water vapor.


    Nicotine is the most addictive drug known to man (source, Stephen Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, second edition). Opioid maintenance therapy works for opioid addicts quite well---E-cigarettes are less toxic than tobacco smoke and should be considered for the same reason. Abstinence (the best) is sometimes an impossible aspiration; mediocrity is acceptable in this case given the alternative.
    13 Aug 2012, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • chowzer
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    Just wait. The Nicotine Nazis will figure out how to outlaw e-cigarettes sooner or later and only thing left will be chewing- an admittedly nasty habit.
    14 Aug 2012, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • bonsaibean
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    Don't smoke, never have, but I'm happy to see that fat dividend from MO roll in every quarter. Smoking seems like a terrible thing, but my opinion has little to do with things in the end.
    13 Aug 2012, 01:41 PM Reply Like
  • raydale
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    Why is there not a negative public response to alcohol?
    Is there not a higher death rate from the abuse of alcohol?
    15 Aug 2012, 12:12 AM Reply Like
  • jtank
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    It depends on how you calculate the higher death rate. If you're talking about vehicle accidents, falls, and shootings due to alcoholism, then maybe. Otherwise, almost every single major medical condition is caused by smoking in some way or another (heart disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, infections).
    17 Aug 2012, 11:46 PM Reply Like
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