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Investing.com – Tobacco stocks were mixed amid new findings showing that exposure to nicotine in e-cigarette vapor had caused cancer in mice, and was likely “very harmful” to humans, according to New York University.
- The study is the first to link vaping nicotine to cancer.
- The amount of smoke the mice were exposed to was similar to what a human would inhale if they vaped regularly for about three to six years, estimated Moon-shong Tang, a professor at the NYU School of Medicine.
- .Tobacco companies are under regulatory fire as lawmakers attempt to stop underage vaping, which has been linked to a series of deadly lung disease. Philip Morris (NYSE:) fell 1%, while Altria (NYSE:) was up 1.3%.
- Altria Group (NYSE:) closed up 1.25%, while Philip Morris International (NYSE:) ended off 1.4%.
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