I wonder why IQOS can't also be used in smoking Marijuana. Talk about another huge market this system can exploit.
Media going hyperbolic over Trumps comments yesterday. Trump supporters don't care they will support him as media trying to take him down....just saying.
Nicotine and Smoking gets a great deal of bad press. Some deserved and some not. IQOS should be seen as an amazing advancement for humans as Nicotine itself -- as pointed out in Discovery Magazine could be a great boon to humans.
I am sure most of you are aware of plenty of negatives that the press is so adapt at pointing out. But did you know this? Health 'benefits' of smoking
Tobacco use confers a degree of protection against several diseases and conditions, described in the sections below. Science needs more research on the best mechanisms by which smoking appears to confer a protective effect against development of certain disease processes which may lead to therapeutic benefits to include delivery systems like IQOS. I 3.28.1 Ulcerative colitis Ulcerative colitis is a serious bowel disease in which the inner lining of the colon and rectum becomes inflamed and permanently damaged. Current smokers have a lower risk of developing ulcerative colitis, compared to non-smokers and ex-smokers,5 and according to the US Surgeon General. Nicotine in tobacco smoke is thought to be the component that is most likely to affect the course of the disease. 3.28.2 Parkinson's disease An association between smoking and a lower incidence of Parkinson's disease has been observed in a number of studies.9, 10 An analysis of longitudinal studies found a protective effect against Parkinson's disease for current and former smokers compared with those who had never smoked; the risk of Parkinson's disease was reduced by about half among ever smokers Nicotine is thought to be the chemical in tobacco smoke mostly likely to be implicated in this finding. 3.28.3 Endometrial cancer and uterine fibroids Epidemiological studies have consistently reported that active cigarette smoking is inversely associated with developing cancer of the endometrium (the membrane lining of the uterus) in women who have reached menopause. A recent meta-analysis found that cigarette smoking was significantly associated with a reduced risk, especially so among postmenopausal women, where a 29% reduction in risk was found
3.28.4 Pre-eclampsia (hypertension in pregnancy) Pre-eclampsia is a potentially serious condition in pregnancy in which the mother develops high blood pressure, fluid retention and abnormal kidney function. Smokers are less likely to develop pre-eclampsia than non-smokers; recent research points to the impact of smoking on the ratio of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) to placental growth factor (PlGF) as one possible pathway20, however the mechanism by which the observed protective effects occur remains poorly understood.19 A study using Swedish birth registry data on more than 600 000 births examined the effects of snuff and cigarette smoking on pre-eclampsia risk and whether changes in tobacco habits during pregnancy affected the risk of developing term pre-eclampsia. Compared with non-tobacco users, light smokers experienced a one-third reduction in risk (OR 0.66; 95% CI, 0.61–0.71) and heavy smokers a halving of risk (OR 0.51; 95% CI, 0.44–0.58) with ORs lower for term than preterm pre-eclampsia. 3.28.5 Cognitive performance? A meta-analysis of research into the effects of nicotine and smoking on human performance found positive effects of nicotine or smoking on six domains: (i) fine motor, (ii) alerting attention-accuracy, (iii) response time (RT), (iv) orienting attention-RT, (v) short-term episodic memory-accuracy, and (vi) working memory-RT (effect size range = 0.16 to 0.44).23 There is evidence that nicotine may stimulate immediate and sustained improvements in working memory,24 that nicotine replacement in smokers avoids cognitive impairment through direct pharmacological effects on brain neuronal activity,25 and that nicotine may improve prospective memory (the retrieval and implementation of a previously encoded intention).26 3.28.6 Psychiatric symptoms? There is evidence that the action of nicotine in enhancing mood and concentration is more pronounced in some individuals with depression and cognitive problems (issues relating to mental awareness and judgement), and also that nicotine can help relieve unwelcome side effects from medication, particularly among patients being treated with antipsychotic drugs.28 These effects may occur because of different actions of nicotine on the brain chemistry reward system, which have been observed in individuals with particular psychiatric conditions.28 It has been suggested that nicotine transiently enhances sustained attention in schizophrenia patients, and that these research findings might provide insights for the development of new treatment strategies for attention deficit and sensory disruption which occur in schizophrenia.30,31 There is a need for high quality research that investigates the effects of nicotine for schizophrenia.32 Limited research also suggests that nicotine might help alleviate some of the symptoms of ADHD, such as impulsiveness and memory deficits, which may explain the higher prevalence of smoking in this group.6 3.28.7 Thyroid cancer? Some studies have suggested that smoking may be associated with a reduced risk of developing thyroid cancer,37,38 particularly for women;19 3.28.8 Skin cancer? Early epidemiological studies suggested a protective effect of smoking for melanoma.40-42 More recent analyses from two large prospective cohort studies provides limited evidence to suggest that smoking may reduce melanoma risk. 3.28.9 Other possible health 'benefits' There is some evidence that smokers44 and users of smokeless tobacco45 are less likely to develop aphthous stomatitis (common mouth ulcers). One recent study found that the possible protective effect of smoking was only present when there was heavy cigarette smoking or smoking for long periods of time (>5 years) and no significant associations were found between intensity or duration of smoking and clinical severity of aphthous stomatitis lesions.
The FDA sits as judge jury and god as to what a citizen can do. They regulate nicotine as if they are "all knowing". Rarely do they weigh in with a balanced opinion.
Smokers have a right to smoke what every they wish to smoke. If the FDA wish to label some smokes as high or low in nicotine -- have at it! I bet we all chose the high nicotine and tell them to go F;;; themselves.
So here is my warning to the FDA -- I smoke and I vote! Pi$$ off!
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You go PM were up a penny. WOW
Nicotine is the one very beneficial healthy chemical in cigarettes -- 28 proven health benefits just for the brain alone! Yet it is the element the FDA seeks to reduce??? Fricking go figure!
Own both PM and MO, double fisted fat dividends
Is Nicotine Bad? 28 Proven Health Effects of Nicotine For healthy adults, potentially the most promising use of nicotine is to improve mental functioning. The reasons behind this are closely tied to the reason nicotine appears to be useful for Alzheimer’s sufferers: the nicotinic system (specifically the acetylcholine receptors that nicotine acts on in the brain) is crucial for maintaining performance on a variety of tasks. Alzheimer’s sufferers have fewer of these receptors, and treatment with nicotine can minimize the effect of this deficit.
For healthy adults, however, the effect still exists. A paper by the British psychologist David M. Warburton entitled “Nicotine as a Cognitive Enhancer” looks at the evidence on the effects of nicotine on attention and memory, suggesting that nicotine helps with various tasks requiring attention. The benefits to memory are often linked to improvements in attention
Lets take all reference to the civil war out of all history books. Let put all this state's rights #$%$ behind us. After all if history was taught correctly the war was about a states right to make decisions on its own. The main decision they wanted to make was about slavery but while it was a giant issue the war was about a given states right to make decisions that impact them. Last night on Charlie Rose Rev. Sharpton called for the tearing down of the Jefferson Monument. Abraham Lincoln proposed a mass migration of blacks back to Africa after freeing them...shall we tear down his monument too?
This stock used to buffer mkt sell-offs. Now it tanks just like most equities.
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Someone here actually had to courage to point out that nicotine alone is a marvelous chemical with outstanding and positive impacts on the human brain. Safe nicotine is a miracle drug! When it comes to improving brain function, nicotine is king. There’s quite a few benefits from nicotine that the FDA and the anti-smoking crowd are seeking to prevent the public from knowing about. Yes smoking tobacco has some negative side effects. IQOS mitigates those but allows the beneficial nicotine to be absorbed as needed. High functioning creative intelligent humans have smoked for years and nicotine is one of the contributing factors to their well being and to their high functioning brains. This is the facts. If these are facts that make you uncomfortable or fail to support your anti-tobacco crusade that is just too bad! Nicotine is very good for humans. Get used to that fact! It is true!
Lower USD vs. Euro running PM higher today...nice move.
Is PM overvalued at current levels? Ive been struggling with this stock lately. Some of my other trades have been from awe-some*sto-ck*s which are working out pretty well.
PM at 116.27 Klong must be crying. LOL
I will make a statement. Follow Klongturd's strategy and you WILL not make a dime.....LOL
what's your opinion. I heard in news when miller was sold off possible one time special dividend.. then rumors of a Altria buy out ... then a stock split if it reach 120.00 what's the conscience???
K SAID THAT TOBACCO STOCKS R DOOMED!! I SAY GIVE US A DATE WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN!!! SO I CAN PROVE U WRONG AGAIN!! AFRAID 2 BACK UP WHAT U SAY OLD PUPIL?
ERBB up 100% today Marijuana stock big tobacco will eventually get involved in industry
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Why are we down every day. I know earnings were not very good but I would think that would be behind us now.
anyone here have any long-term concerns with the balance sheet here??? dividend isn't sustainable...not without significantly increasing earnings or taking on additional debt...business model may be disrupted in the short-term due to iQOS transition...