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Altria deal portends e-cig health disaster

Jan 02, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Ever since their retail introduction about a dozen years ago, e-cigarettes have been at the center of a debate over their impact on public health.

We now can safely say the debate is over. E-cigs and the vaping they foster are a public health disaster in the making. We can draw this conclusion not from any scientific study but from a single financial transaction: Altria, the nation's largest tobacco company, just agreed to pay $12.8 billion for a 35% stake in San Francisco-based Juul, the ...