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Tobacco stocks are surging after the FDA threatens to pull flavored e-cigarettes (MO, BTI)

Ethel Jiang
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    Buddy
    Kids also use opioids but the government won’t shut down the pain clinics in Florida. Kids text and drive but the government won’t make car manufacturers build text blockers for cars
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    T
    So much for the "free market". I see just as many kids smoking cigarettes, underage drinking, etc.; No extra regulation. Vaping happens and now we lose our minds? For real?
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    sam a
    What I would like to know is how minors are gaining access to these products? As a retailer we require a valid form of identification for all age sensitive products, without an id nothing can be purchased.
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    Whats it to you
    How are you going to shut it down when they're the same flavor extracts that the food industry uses.
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    Kristyn
    So a product intended to be used by people of a certain age is going to be pulled, because people who aren't supposed to be using it are. Gotta love it...
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    john
    There is NO evidence that E-cigs are bad. There are theories with no medical science to back it up. If a 16 year old is gonna smoke, would you rather have them smoke real cigs or E-cigs? Cause it's gonna happen. You can't remove every product on the market that is a danger. People know the risks but choose to engage anyway. That's human nature.
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    Andrew
    Are they going to ban the flavoring oils used in candy making, the glycerin used in food products to keep them moist or the propylene glycol that vanilla extract is made with as well? Because those are the only 3 ingredients in vaping liquid. If kids want the stuff, they'll make it themselves.
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    Wayne
    something is very wrong here------for decades the verdict has been in on the dangers of tobacco smoking yet the government is now going to favor this over e cigarettes----without trials .proofs or justifications whether they are better or less dangerous than tobacco to one's health ?
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    richard t
    So its better to smoke real cigarettes so the FDA is banning e-cigarettes? Where is their medical evidence that e-cigarettes are worse? I have a lot of patients who have gotten off cigarettes using e-cigarettes.
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    bbqdays
    They can't keep illegal guns out of the hands of children, but they're worried about e-cigarettes. Heaven help us.