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Biden Might Force Tobacco Companies to Cut Cigarette Nicotine Levels

Stock MarketsApr 19, 2021 03:35PM ET
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By Yasin Ebrahim 

Investing.com - Tobacco stocks were on the back foot Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden administration is considering requiring tobacco companies to cut the nicotine levels in all cigarettes sold in the U.S. to make them less addictive.   

Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM), Altria Group (NYSE:MO), Reynolds Consumer Products Inc (NASDAQ:REYN) moved lower.

The possible policy measure would force the companies to reduce the chemical in cigarettes to nonadditive or minimally addictive levels, to persuade smokers to quit or switch to less harmful alternatives such as e-cigarettes, gums, or lozenges, according to The Wall Street Journal.   

 

 

Biden Might Force Tobacco Companies to Cut Cigarette Nicotine Levels
 

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danny Levine
danny Levine Apr 19, 2021 8:39PM ET
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ultimate government over reach
James Greer
James Greer Apr 19, 2021 8:39PM ET
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yeah I actually like biden except for the fact he wants to please everyone which can't be done so you have to take certain stands and this is nonsense I'm just gonna smoke 2 packs a day now
Pablo Blanc
Pablo Blanc Apr 19, 2021 8:06PM ET
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Yall tried one of those vapes that stuffs like crack
Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson Apr 19, 2021 6:43PM ET
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Nanny State x10
Hunt Richardson
Hunt Richardson Apr 19, 2021 6:28PM ET
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buy foreign tobacco and roll your own. I've been smoking two packs a days for 10 years and have never been addicted to nicotine
Bobby Ko
Bobby Ko Apr 19, 2021 6:28PM ET
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🤣🤣
Andrew Tan
Andrew Tan Apr 19, 2021 6:28PM ET
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You have never been addicted to nicotine ? Let’s just say you have never contemplated stopping your smoking. Try it and you will know whether you are addicted to nicotine.
Roger Miller
Roger Miller Apr 19, 2021 6:26PM ET
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Nanny government here to take care of us. We’d never survive without them.
Andrew Tan
Andrew Tan Apr 19, 2021 6:26PM ET
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Yea, nanny government trying to take care of smokers. If it were me I would just outright ban cigarettes and let them all wriggle in agony of withdrawal.
Clinton Powell
Clinton Powell Apr 19, 2021 6:12PM ET
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Whatever happened to frre enterpriseBiden aeems to have his gand in everyones face and pocket
Randy Randy
randy00 Apr 19, 2021 6:12PM ET
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He's doing something, not like someone else.
Clinton Powell
Clinton Powell Apr 19, 2021 6:12PM ET
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Randy Randy I hope all the taxes the high gas prices and illegals work for you
Pilot TwoFive
Pilot TwoFive Apr 19, 2021 5:03PM ET
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Ridiculous.  He has no power to do that despite the leftists thinking he is a King.
Jared Ryan
Jared Ryan Apr 19, 2021 4:44PM ET
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I hope you dems are happy with big gov telling you what to do. This is just the beginning
Clinton Powell
Clinton Powell Apr 19, 2021 4:44PM ET
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Ronaled Reagan said it beat they wanna be in your pocket and in every facet of your life
Felipe Daniel
Felipe Daniel Apr 19, 2021 4:28PM ET
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Biden will not restrict smoking of parmesan cheese of Hunter Biden thats off limits
Dario Ruff
Dario Ruff Apr 19, 2021 4:08PM ET
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Who smokes cigs in 2021 eww
Harry Gomala
UseYourHead Apr 19, 2021 4:08PM ET
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Better than pole like you Dario
Jared Ryan
Jared Ryan Apr 19, 2021 4:08PM ET
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Dario blows
David David
David9 Apr 19, 2021 3:56PM ET
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They need to show that nicotine is addictive first before they can do this. I have never gotten addicted to nicotine so I don't think that is right.
Zach Lohman
Zach Lohman Apr 19, 2021 3:54PM ET
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Uh, people do the amount of drugs they want. They’ll just smoke more cigs. I’d actually be more unconfortable knowing they messed around with what’s naturally in the tobacco plant.
Ernie Gaffney
Ernie Gaffney Apr 19, 2021 3:47PM ET
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I'll just smoke 2 cigarettes at once lol. I worked on long liners in Alaska for years id light up 3 at a time all the water and spray would put them out. 3 drags of 3 cigarettes equals 1
Kenneth nelson
grasshopper Apr 19, 2021 3:44PM ET
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Sniffer doesn't have a clue
 
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