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26 апреля, 19:15

U.S. House Bill Would Exempt E-Cigarettes From Tobacco Regulations

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A bill expected this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would weaken a Food and Drug Administration rule governing e-cigarettes and represent a major victory for the $4.4 billion U.S. vaping industry. The bill, from Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California, would reverse the Obama administration’s “Deeming Rule” which deems e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, subject to the same strict regulations governing traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes heat nicotine-laced liquid into vapor but do not contain tobacco. Hunter’s bill, which was reviewed by Reuters, would exempt vaping devices from many of those rules, including a requirement that new products be reviewed and authorized by the FDA before being sold. E-cigarette makers say the process is too expensive and would prevent smokers from gaining access to the products. The bill adds momentum to a series of legal and legislative efforts by tobacco and vaping companies to derail the FDA rule, though it is unclear how much support it will garner. The move comes as President Donald Trump’s administration is cutting regulations across the board and as Congress is poised to confirm Dr. Scott Gottlieb to lead the FDA. Gottlieb, who held a financial interest in the vape shop Kure, said e-cigarettes in certain circumstances may be a good alternative for smokers. A separate plan from Republican Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Democrat Sanford Bishop of Georgia would exempt thousands of vaping devices currently on the market from FDA approval. The Cole-Bishop proposal is expected to be attached as a rider to Trump’s spending plan, which could be voted on as early as this week. Hunter’s bill would go further, bringing the entire regulatory process to a halt. “Cole-Bishop is like gaining the inch, and Hunter’s legislation the yard,” said Joe Kasper, Hunter’s chief of staff. The FDA rule, which went into effect on Aug. 8, requires that any product introduced after Feb. 15, 2007, be submitted to the FDA for review within two years. Products that were on the market prior to that date are grandfathered and do not require premarket authorization. The FDA said it does not comment on proposed or pending legislation. Big tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc and Reynolds American Inc see vaping products as a promising business line and have lobbied alongside their smaller e-cigarette counterparts against the rule. “We believe that regulation should promote innovation of potentially less risky tobacco products,” said David Sutton, a spokesman for Altria. To that end Hunter’s bill would formally incorporate the concept of harm reduction into the FDA’s mission by requiring it to support less-dangerous nicotine delivery products. Those philosophically in favor of harm reduction argue that by promoting products considered less harmful than cigarettes, the overall public health will benefit. Opponents fear that e-cigarettes are dangerous products that could be used by tobacco companies to addict a new generation of children to nicotine, and, they fear, to cigarettes. “While we’re always going to have some concerns about kids accessing either cigarettes or vaping pens, that should not motivate the federal government to go in the complete opposite direction and say nobody can have them,” Kasper said.  (Reporting by Toni Clarke in Washington and Jilian Mincer in New York; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 апреля, 23:14

Companies That Made Big Donations To Trump Inauguration Are Benefiting From Presidency

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised $106.7 million, making the event the most expensive inauguration in U.S. history. Most of this money came from wealthy donors and corporations that chipped in at least $250,000 ― many of which have benefited from policies enacted by the president during his first weeks in office. One example is Boeing Company, which donated $1 million. The aerospace defense contractor is an ardent supporter of the Export-Import Bank, a government-backed lender that conservatives have targeted for elimination. Trump was skeptical of the bank during his presidential campaign, but did an about-face on April 12 when he announced plans to reinvigorate it. His decision came one day after an in-person meeting with Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. GEO Group, the nation’s second-largest private prison company, donated $250,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee. It had previously donated $225,000 to super PACs supporting his presidential campaign. Corrections Corporation of America in Tennessee, another private prison company, also gave $250,000 to the inaugural committee. Private prison companies have benefited significantly from Trump’s policies, perhaps more than any other private-sector industry. Under the leadership of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice ended the Obama administration’s policy of phasing out the use of private prisons for federal incarceration.  The first few weeks of Trump’s administration have also been very good for mining, oil and chemical companies ― many of which were big supporters of his inauguration. Dow Chemical gave $1 million; Exxon Mobil Corp. gave $500,000; Chevron gave $525,000; Citgo and BP Corporation each gave $500,000. Coal company owners Joseph Craft and Christopher Cline each gave an additional $1 million, as did chemical and mining company head Clifford Forrest. Trump has picked oil, gas and chemical industry-friendly people to work in the Environmental Protection Agency. He nominated Scott Pruitt to head the EPA, and Nancy Beck, a former director at a chemical industry lobbyist group, is running the agency’s chemicals oversight office. Makan Delrahim, Trump’s choice to head the DOJ’s antitrust office, is a lawyer and lobbyist who has helped companies navigate the merger process. This selection may have been helpful for some major donors. Dow is currently in the middle of merger negotiations with the government over its attempt to join with rival DuPont.  And health insurer Anthem, which made a $1 million donation to Trump’s inaugural committee, was pursuing a merger with Cigna until a federal judge blocked the move in February. Other corporate giants that chipped in to help fund Trump’s lavish receptions, balls and inaugural parade include AT&T ($2 million), Bank of America ($1 million), Pfizer ($1 million), Qualcomm ($1 million), Reynolds American ($1 million), Fidelity ($750,000), Quicken Loans ($750,000), Florida Crystals Corp. ($500,000), Microsoft ($500,000), Altria ($500,000), Intel ($500,000), Amgen ($500,000) and General Motors ($498,650). Owners of NFL teams also gave big to Trump’s inauguration. The owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and Houston Texans each gave $1 million. Trump has repeatedly injected himself into controversies surrounding football. He attacked NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for protesting against police abusing African-Americans, and suggested that football had gone “soft” when it changed rules to address increasing evidence that the sport can cause severe neurological problems. Billionaire casino oligarch Sheldon Adelson was the largest donor, giving $5 million. Trump assailed Adelson’s influence over other candidates during the Republican Party primary, but the 83-year-old eventually wound up being the single largest donor to Trump’s general election campaign. The intensely pro-Israel Adelson has praised Trump’s policies on the country and has said that he will be “the best president for Israel ever.” One corporation stands out among those that donated to the president’s inauguration. Google gave $285,000, but just weeks later spoke out against Trump’s travel ban targeting people from Muslim-majority countries and joined a legal brief against it. The company also created a $4 million fund to be distributed among the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and the United Nations’ refugee agency. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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03 апреля, 06:49

Модные фишки, или как заработать на вейпинге?

Рынок электронных сигарет процветает, кажется, они повсеместно. Модное среди молодежи увлечение способствовало развитию вейпинговой индустрии, которая может принести неплохие плоды инвестору. Немного историиОтец создателя первой электронной сигареты умер от рака легких, что сподвигло ученого-фармацевта на создание инновационного устройства, помогающего отказаться от традиционных сигарет. По мере роста популярности устройства, его ассоциация с сигаретами начала все больше мешать. Во-первых, само название «электронная сигарета» как-бы продвигало обычные сигареты и курение. Во-вторых, название вводило в заблуждение потребителя, ибо с помощью него не курят, а ингалируют. Предложение «пойдем, поингалируем» звучит сюрреалистично. В итоге, было придумано новое слово – vape (вейп). В 2008 году, когда было запущено массовое производство вейпов, продажи в индустрии составили $20 млн. К концу 2015 года речь шла о $2,9 млрд. За семь лет показатель взлетел на 14 300! Вполне вероятно, что многое еще впереди. Согласно оценкам Wells Fargo, в 2020 году речь может идти уже о $10 млрд.Как на этом заработать?Возможно два варианта. Первый – покупка акций традиционных табачных компаний, которые стремятся развиваться в сторону инноваций. Второй – приобретение бумаг специализированных вейпинговых компаний. Давайте разберемся поподробнее. Все нижеперечисленные акции торгуются на фондовом рынке США. Традиционные компании • British American Tobacco (BTI)Находится в процессе поглощения конкурента Reynolds-American, готовясь стать крупнейшей табачной корпорацией в мире. Продвигает технологию предоставления табачного вкуса и никотина пользователям электронных сигарет, минуя токсичные соединения. Первый NHB продукт- iFuse glo — был запущен в Японии, где за 10 недель захватил 5,4% рыночной доли. Сейчас вейпинговые продукты BAT присутствуют на 12 рынках, в 2017 году число рынков сбыта планируют удвоить.  • Reynolds-American (RAI)Ранний игрок вейперинговой индустрии. В 2012 году приобрел blu eCig, который со временем был превращен в крупнейший мировой бренд с рыночной долей в 50%. Затем бренд был продан Imperial Tobacco из антимонопольных соображений. Сейчас Reynolds продвигает продукты  Vuse e-cig, которые занимают лидирующие позиции в США с рыночной долей в 38%. В планах – новые продукты.  • Philip Morris (PM)Известен устройством  iQOS. Продвигает продукты HeatSticks под брендом Marlboro, базирующиеся на настоящем табаке. Компания намерена получить маркировку о сниженном риске для своей продукции от регуляторов США. Одобрение от FDA даст Philip Morris несомненное преимущество перед конкурентами. Специализированные компании • Vector Group (VGR) – владелец предприятия Zoom E-Cigs LLC, производящего устройства с «закрытой системой», подобно ведущим табачным компаниям, что позволит избежать нападок со стороны гигантов. • mCig Inc (MCIG) – известна серией вейпов на основе стекла. • Electronic Cigarettes Intl Group (ECIG) – еще одна точечная ставка на популярность вейпинга.РискиПока перспективы индустрии вейпинговых продуктов выглядят многообещающими. Впрочем, надо понимать, что в отношении индустрии могут быть внесены регуляторные ограничения, прежде всего, касающиеся потреблениям продукции молодежью. Кроме того, мода переменчива. В случае традиционных гигантов отметим различные судебные иски и снижение популярности обычного табакокурения, на котором базируется их бизнес модель. Нишевые предприятия менее диверсифицированы, то есть подвержены специфическому риску бизнеса. Помимо этого, их акции зачастую торгуются на внебиржевом рынке и гораздо более волатильны. Инвестировать ли в подобные бумаги, решать вам и только вам!   БКС Экспресс

29 марта, 16:46

Why Philip Morris (PM) Stock Seems a Good Pick Right Now

Despite the health related concerns associated with tobacco, one of the dominant players in this space, Philip Morris International Inc.'s (PM) has managed to entice investors on the back of strategic initiatives.

28 марта, 16:14

Philip Morris' IQOS Less Harmful as per Recent Research

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has announced that its reduced-risk product ??? IQOS has been declared as safer than conventional cigarettes by a latest research conducted by Osaki Hospital Tokyo Heart Center.

24 марта, 21:03

Philip Morris (PM) Invests in Reduced Risk Tobacco Category

In an attempt to combat declining volumes, Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) continues to boost presence in the unconventional tobacco category.

21 марта, 22:08

What's Behind the Rally in Tobacco Stocks?

Despite the tobacco products carrying a stigma of health issues, the shares of tobacco titans portray a different picture with most reaching highs never seen before.

20 марта, 16:59

Reynolds Hits 52-Week High as Merger nears Conclusion

Tobacco giant, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) shares have been on the rise ever since the company announced that its highly anticipated tobacco merger with British American Tobacco (BTI).

17 марта, 16:15

The Long and Short of It: Vape Stocks

Will vaping stick around, or is it just a fad? These are some of the best long and short plays on vape stocks.

13 марта, 17:21

Will Reynolds-British American Merger be a Reality Soon?

The highly anticipated tobacco merger between Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) and British American Tobacco (BTI) seem to have cleared the antitrust hurdles from the U.S authorities.

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03 марта, 02:20

Reynolds' Shares Advance on Decent Earnings: Time to Buy?

Tobacco giant, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) shares have been on the rise ever since the company posted better-than-expected earnings in fourth-quarter 2016.

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23 февраля, 19:29

Reynolds American downgraded to market perform from outperform at Wells Fargo

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13 февраля, 15:27

Reynolds American downgraded to sector perform from outperform at RBC Capital

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09 февраля, 18:20

Reynolds American (RAI) Q4 Earnings Top, Sales Lag Estimates

Reynolds American Inc.'s (RAI) fourth-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings of 62 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 60 cents by 3.3%.

09 февраля, 16:11

Reynolds American (RAI) Q4 Earnings Beat, Sales Miss Estimates

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) is one of the leading manufacturer and seller of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products in U.S. and owns popular brands like Camel and Pall Mall.

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