“Live 20 Years Longer … Tobacco Resurrected!”

Explaining the new teaser by Patrick Cox for a life-extending tobacco compound

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, August 9, 2012

Now this is how a teaser ad should look!

Any editor can promise huge gains — and heck, maybe even occasionally deliver on those dramatic gains if they get lucky or smart for a moment in time … but how many investment newsletters can tease that you’ll “live 20 years longer?”

Here’s how Patrick Cox gets our attention in his efforts to sign up subscribers to his Breakthrough Technology Alert (“on sale” for $800, though I don’t think I’ve ever seen a promo for this one when it wasn’t “discounted” … I’ve never actually seen it advertised at the “list price” of $2,000).

“TOBACCO RESURRECTED!

“Discovered by accident… a chemical compound in tobacco that doctors are now recommending to slow aging!

“BUT because the nattering nabobs of negativity on Wall Street think the biotech firm that owns the patent is a nasty, dirty tobacco company… YOU still have time to load up before the truth is revealed! ….

“Follow the scientific and medically validated recommendations laid out in this email, and there’s more than an excellent chance…

“You will prolong your life by an additional 20 to 30 years…

“You will not suffer from heart disease, cancer or stroke…

“You will not suffer from obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease or even hair loss…

“And the chances of achieving wealth and prosperity you never dreamed of will be increased enormously.”

And he keeps ladling on the plaudits for this one, even saying that he’s taking the product himself:

“I’m going to introduce you to a biotechnology company that has developed what I’m thoroughly convinced is the preeminent life-saving and disruptive technology of our time…

“It could easily add 20 years to your life… and make you 20 times richer.

“And only you, my subscribers and a few other elite investors are aware of this opportunity.

“Full Disclosure: I’ve been taking this company’s product for over one year. How it has restored my health and improved the quality of my life is detailed further below.

“I now recommend their product to many people I know and meet, no matter their age.

“And thousands, if not tens of thousands of people, have already seen the same near-miraculous improvements to their health that I have.

“Sadly, very sadly, as editor of Breakthrough Technology Alert I’m not permitted to own shares in this company, as it would be a clear conflict of interest. But if I could… my goodness, I would grab shares by the truckload.”

Is it starting to sound a little bit familiar? Those who have been aboard the good ship Gumshoe for any length of time have probably seem Cox tease this pick in the past — it’s been one of his favorites for years now. But don’t worry, if you’re new to these parts I won’t spoil the surprise just yet, let’s have a quick look at the clues he provides:

“Because this product is not classified as a drug, the FDA does not require the company to conduct human clinical trials. Yet they’re doing it anyway.

“That they’re willing to commit to a broad range of human clinical trials, including the gold standard of human clinical trials, the double-blind, speaks volumes about the company, and the effectiveness of their product….

“Your maximum life span is determined by the number of telomeres on your chromosomes.

“If you think of a chromosome as a shoelace, the telomere then is the plastic tip at the end that keeps it from fraying and unraveling.

“We are born with a finite number of telomeres.

“But as we suffer age related inflammation, we lose telomeres at an increasing rate. And when you have no more telomeres left… you die.

“Theoretically then, based on the number of telomeres you possess, you have a maximum life span of about 120 years.

“So by reducing inflammation… your telomere loss is slowed… and your life can be extended…

“Much more extensive double-blind human clinical tests are currently under way. Yet, we already have documented proof that this nutraceutical has outperformed other anti-inflammatories ranging from Lipitor and aspirin to ibuprofen and Celebrex.”

Cox then goes on to recount the long story of how he was introduced to and fell in love with this company — it apparently started when he was out to dinner with John Mauldin, who’s an economic writer you’ve probably heard of, he recently started up his own income-focused newsletter, and Mauldin surprised Cox by introducing him to a man he calls “Mr. Remarkable”, a guy who, to make a long story short, turned his family’s long history with tobacco into a surprise discovery of a compound that fights inflammation and might make us all live longer.

“Mr. Remarkable” is not named, of course, since that would give away the surprise — but yes, assuming you don’t want to sit through the whole long presentation/ad (which is here if you’re curious), Patrick Cox is indeed still teasing Star Scientific. And Star Scientific did just change its ticker, it was CIGX to reflect their history as developer of a patented tobacco curing technique and their first supplement, the CigRX stop-smoking aid, but the new ticker is STSI.

And as you can probably figure out now, “Mr. Remarkable” must be Star Scientific’s CEO and inventor of the special curing process, Jonnie Williams.

Star Scientific has been a wild stock over the past year or two as Patrick Cox has teased and touted it (he also called it the “last stock you’ll ever need” a bit over a year ago) and as other prominent pundits have called attention to the company — including James Altucher, who brought a lot of attention to the stock back in early 2011.

There has also been “real” news from STSI over that time period, including some legal updates on their lawsuits with Big Tobacco (not particularly positive news — they got their patent validated but also have so far been denied on the infringement suit against Reynolds, though that fight is ongoing still and has been for over a decade) and several reports and announcements about the effectiveness and availability of their dietary supplements, first CigRX for smoking cessation, and more recently the potentially earthshaking nutraceutical that Cox touts, anatabine citrate which they market in the form of Anatabloc. I’ve tried Anatabloc too, for whatever that’s worth, though I didn’t have a chronic inflammation problem in particular and probably didn’t try it for long enough to feel noticeable results. Certainly it didn’t seem to hurt anything, though for fifty cents per tiny pill (you take 3-6 per day, I think) you’re probably looking for something better than “didn’t hurt.”

As I’ve disclosed before, I do still hold some long-dated call options on Star Scientific — I don’t know if the clinical trials that are being done on Alzheimer’s patients by the Roskamp Institute will be positive or definitive, but if they are positive there’s certainly a chance for the stock to spike dramatically. What we basically have is a company that has run up on potential and that has effectively no revenue but is aiming at a truly massive multi-billion-dollar market, so the company is probably going to end up being worth either $20 million or a few billion in 3-5 years … it’s just that I have absolutely no idea which, which is why my small speculation is just in the options, to let me control how much money I’m willing to lose. It’s valued at around $600 million today, so potential downside and upside are both quite large.

Incrementally, news on the Anatabloc front has seemingly been pretty good — they’re introducing a skin cream this quarter, since anatabine is supposed to also help with wrinkles and blemishes (anatabine itself is an alkaloid that’s found in many plants, by the way, including tobacco relatives like tomatoes and peppers, but tobacco apparently offers up the highest concentrations for easy extraction), and the next several months offer up some potential for more catalysts. They should have at least preliminary results from some of the Roskamp studies in the effect of Anatabloc this quarter, and there was also a paper released a couple weeks ago about the potential for anatabine to treat thyroid disease. The news is still largely anecdotal — if you check out any of the investment message boards or places like Seeking Alpha the debate will be raging between skeptics who want to see big peer-reviewed results on large populations and early adopters who believe anatabine cured their arthritis or slowed Grandma’s Alzheimer’s. Patrick Cox is certainly a believer, as are several other prominent newsletter guys and pundits, but there is also clearly another side for skeptical investors — about 15% of the shares are sold short (meaning that folks are betting the stock will fall). Big short positions can also cause a “short squeeze” if the stock spikes up and those shorts have to cover their bets by buying stock, so that could serve to amplify any moves if the stock were to jump higher on “real” good news (ie, not just on the attentions of John Mauldin or Patrick Cox).

Their core product, Anatabloc, has been available now as a retail product for close to a year, I think, and it remains a very light seller in these early days (though the numbers are pretty stale on revenue now, they should release the last quarter’s numbers any day now) — so you really do need to have some “difference making” news in order to justify the stock’s valuation. They had sales of a bit over $1 million over the past year, and the stock is valued at around $600 million, so this is clearly a bet not on the current level of interest in Anatabloc (including the endorsement by Fred Couples, one of their “Brand Spokesmen”, and their increasing availability in retail channels like GNC), but on their ability to ramp up that interest dramatically following positive clinical results.

This is a nutraceutical and dietary supplement, so they don’t need clinical trials for FDA approval, but they do need growing acceptance in the medical community and those clinical results that get publicized and turn into gossip on the golf course or at the senior center and that make doctors say, “hey, you should try this for your chronic inflammation.” STSI shareholders need that to build pretty consistently, but the reason for the optimism is that IF this interest can build and they can effectively market it to pretty much everyone over 40 as a core “vitamin” kind of supplement, the market is stupendously, ridiculously, absurdly large — almost everyone has either some sort of inflammation complaint as they age, or some fear of Alzheimer’s, so there could easily be millions of customers willing to pony up the $100 for a two month supply and keep taking it for years if the efficacy is backed by medical studies.

Which is why I’ve been willing to speculate on the options a bit. And also why I won’t miss a mortgage payment if the news turns out to be more fizzle-y or, God forbid, genuinely negative. It is, at the very least, a fun stock to watch — and I know many of you have traded this one in the past, or tried their products, so feel free to jump in with your comments below. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the preliminary Roskamp results, which might be interesting, and you can bet that if more positive news comes out we’ll see this trumpeted more and more by Patrick Cox… just remember that if the results of the study are “meh,” the stock has a long way to fall.


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105 Comments on "“Live 20 Years Longer … Tobacco Resurrected!”"

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C.R. Childress
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November 26, 2012 11:47 am
Travis Your friend John Mauldin came out with positive comments on Star. He has been on Anatabloc for some time. Anatabloc continues to improve the quality of life for many. Crohn’s and Anatabloc nutraceutical supplement at GNC Housewife with Crohn’s disease blogs her experiences with Anatabloc: Flora http://www.urbandomesticdiva.com/p/the-anatabloc-logs.html @UrbanDomsticDva This video is dated but some info good. Crohn’s is mentioned here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=StVre96Vzr8 KEY VIDEO TO UNDERSTAND ANATABLOC–DEB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmC3Ths-Mt8 Crohn’s and Inflammation- Look up Anatabloc- Commercial 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ4b4B5bM5I Crohn’s Testimonials By wontonwally.Oct 7, 2011 2:27 AM.Permalink.Go to topic II have had the opportunity to share anatabloc with a dear friends wife..they… Read more »
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December 2, 2012 12:14 pm
Have not tried their product, but will add to comments re greedy execs pay. I saw a news item that a law firm is going after the execs about excessive pay, so not sure this will benefit stock price. A writer on Seeking Alpha named Santos advocates shorting the stock now that the big law suit was more like a standoff. That 146M shares outstanding is a mighty big pile to move upward. He says there is still a chance it can be hammered much lower. But that is more likely wishful thinking on his part. But my question about… Read more »
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December 2, 2012 12:18 pm

Oops, the big law suit standoff was not the current one about pay, but the patent wrangle with Reynolds. Which reminds me, they are processing their tobacco similar to STSI, but it was ruled they did not violate the STSI patents. But Reynolds’ claim the STSI patents were invalid was disallowed.

baygreen
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December 12, 2012 1:36 pm

877-363-5972 if you own there stock and want to be in the lawsuit, the scalp hunter attorney’s it must not have worked for them.

Doug Olsen
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Doug Olsen
December 13, 2012 1:07 pm

I would like to hear more.

Edward Maddox
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Edward Maddox
December 13, 2012 3:26 pm
This is about both Anatabloc and the STSI stock. I have been taking Anatabloc for 20 days and my knee and ankle joints are feeling better. I take a supplement with glucosamine and chondroitin and it is helpful by improving the cartilage, but I think Anatabloc is aiding the supplement by reducing inflammation which the supplement does not do. Since Anatabloc is perhaps the most powerful anti-inflammation medicine available, it can help with many ailments. Inflammation is the root cause of many health problems. Read about inflammation on the many pages you can find by using Google or by going… Read more »
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December 13, 2012 3:38 pm
I believe 20 days on anatabloc is still early days. From what I have seen largest benefits happen days 60 to 90 and then on. As the following points out one can eliminate a lot of other supplements. I know overall I am now saving money…… New GNC Testimony Dec 7 2012 By prampton from Seattle WA I take 4 a day, 2 morning 2at night. Effective after about a week. Inflammation of gums subsided, sinuses cleared and dried up, no more snoring! Aches behind my knees in morning disappeared. Better lung capacity when exercising, don’t tire out when exercising,… Read more »
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Edward Maddox
December 15, 2012 4:54 pm

So Childress, I guess we have to presume that Prampton, from Seattle was suffering from a lot of inflammation before, as that is what Anatabloc is reputed to solve. My studies tell me that excess inflammation is probably the root cause of almost all of our illnesses. Prampton makes it sound like that for him/her.

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January 12, 2013 2:37 pm

The power of suggestion ? Snake oil ?

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December 13, 2012 4:09 pm
Another comment I would like to add about Anatabloc is thaty I had read that anti-inflammatory drugs suppress your immune system and can therefore lower your resistance to infection. I have been taking Anatabloc for 11-months now, with great results, and I just realized that I have not been sick for almost a year. I have two small children in my home also, so I get exposed to everything. Aside from an extremely mild sniffly nose or something, I have not gotten ill. I can’t even recall a year in the last decade or two where I have been so… Read more »
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Edward Maddox
December 15, 2012 4:45 pm
A brief update on my Anatabloc results. I really do believe in Anatabloc now. I am feeling generally better and stronger overall than I have in a year or so. I definitely have no knee an ankle joint pain and earlier I did suffer enough to send me to a doctor for help. I bought some STSI stock but sold when it seemed ready to drop. Later I bought again and then sold again keeping a 10% gain. I watched it later on this Friday, yesterday, and it continued a ragged fall off so I did not get back in.… Read more »
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December 15, 2012 5:04 pm
One’s health is a thousand times more important than the movement of a stock. All one has to do is go to http://www.gnc.com and read the testimonies to see how Anatabloc is impacting people. Word is beggining to spread. Also Facebook Anatabloc. i am amazed how quickly one recovers after strenuous exercise with Anatabloc. For me this is a huge bonus. It will change athletics completely. ” My studies tell me that excess inflammation is probably the root cause of almost all of our illnesses.” Agreed. See below. “Inflammation is perhaps the major medical issue of our time and the… Read more »
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melinda
March 6, 2013 2:59 pm

Was wondering if this supplement should be taken along with statins etc. Could this cause a liver overload?

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canonfodder
March 6, 2013 5:16 pm
I am not a doctor but I don’t believe Anatabloc has any relationship to statin drugs. Anatabloc is an anti-inflammatory that helps prevent an excess inflammation response for the body. Inflammation is intentionally created by your immune system when a need arises, like to fight an infection. However EXCESS inflammation can be quite harmful and Anatabloc can help prevent the excess. Some conventional doctors might have you take drugs to suppress your immune system when excess inflammation is causing joint or muscle pain. This is a totally terrible idea. Suppressing the immune system with a drug should NEVER be done.… Read more »
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lesland
March 6, 2013 9:16 pm

I was allergic to statin drugs, and, they have crippled me.
If you take statin drugs, the minute you start stumbling and falling, or having any change in your legs get off of them. The damage is irreversible..
I quit one drug and my cardiologist put me on another one,same thing. Now I can’t walk without a stroller..

C.R. Childress
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March 6, 2013 4:20 pm
This is copied and an excerpt of longer testimony but directly on point: Let’s go back a sec to 2010. Many out there probably know what it’s like to be whole one day and in a wheel chair the next headed to urgent care, yet many more not. I was watching my grandsons for their mom and made a sudden simple move with a twist to redirect a tyke headed toward an electrical outlet and crashed to the ground. Scans showed 2 extruded discs in my lower back. The Dr said it was like having the jelly squirted out in… Read more »
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March 6, 2013 4:27 pm
The battle is inflammation not cholesterol . I hate statins….long term side effects. Google Smart Money Lipitor Dilemma 2003 World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease. http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. . I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into… Read more »
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canonfodder
March 6, 2013 5:46 pm
C.R. Childress, Your post with the included words from heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell is right on. He decided to tell the truth and his authority is beyond question. The idea of getting to the basis of a medical problem, the real cause, and tackling that problem is what really helps a body. So many drugs, expensive ones too, do not fix the problem, but give only symptom relief. Even the aspirin which we take for a headache can be wrong. We should be trying to reduce the CAUSE of the headache, not just get relief by suppressing the headache.
canonfodder
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canonfodder
March 6, 2013 5:49 pm

Travis, Your patience is surely strained by us and Anatabloc. Your only defense may be to take it upon yourself to start an Anatabloc Forum. Could you do that? You could maybe get some advertisers to help you make a bit of money out of such. What say?

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March 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Cox was a guest on Frank Curzio’s podcast 03-13-13 and I think I heard him mention Star at one point and he discussed antobine.

cajungun13
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March 21, 2013 2:51 am

@ C.R. Childress – I am on LIPITOR are you saying that i should get off this drug and try to fight the inflamation in my body with ANATABLOC? Just asking your opinion…

CR Childress
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CR Childress
March 23, 2013 9:56 pm

This is on point regarding that Inflammation is real enemy. This is Pat Robertson presentation. He mentions Lipitor http://tinyurl.com/c2w63zu

How could the medical profession be soooooooo wrong????

CR Childress
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CR Childress
March 21, 2013 7:17 am

Look I am no doctor and you need to consult yours and do your own research and make your own decision. Read this http://www.bargainfishoil.com/documents/lipitordilema.pdf

I did and it changed my life. Best od Luck.

canonfodder
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canonfodder
March 21, 2013 11:23 am
CR Childress, Thank you very much for the link to the article “Lipitor Dilemma”. Some of those side effects of Lipitor are truly scary. It leaves me wondering if other statins could be just as terrible for some people. The drive of conventional medicine to attack cholesterol with statins is sometimes driven more by information from the money making makers of the statins than by actual negative aspects of the cholesterol. There are much safer ways to lower the bad LDL and raise the good HDL, including simple lifestyle changes. Go to Google and look for “lifestyle changes to lower… Read more »
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CR Childress
March 21, 2013 11:39 am
Edward I just ran into this—I have seen several testimonials on this topic. This supports the statement that our real goal should be to get rid of inflammation. “Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.” Blood Lab results 12/20/2012 63yrs next month. These results are a miracle for me compared to before anatabine. Started with CiGRX… Read more »
canonfodder
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canonfodder
March 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Anti-inflammation is good for even older people. 81 years now.
Another way to get Anatabloc. Go to the Anatabloc website http://www.anatabloc.com and sign up for regular shipments of Anatabloc. You pay $79.99 per 300 count bottle and get free shipping. They will readily adjust shipping rate or skip a month or whatever you want.

I have been taking Anatabloc with its anatabine for some time now. I have never felt better. Anti-inflammation does help the body, and almost all of us need that help.

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alvinroast
October 17, 2013 8:06 pm
I didn’t think it was doing much for me anymore. But then just recently ran out and within a day all my joints were hurting and I was a very unpleasant person to be around. I ended up buying through GNC with their gold card program (same price as through Anatabloc, but without autoship and with sales tax for me), but used a 30% off coupon that they frequently email. That brought the price down to about $56+tax. I don’t like being an addict, but my wife says I have to make sure I never run out again. I stocked… Read more »
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C.R. Childress
October 17, 2013 8:19 pm
“find answers to why I have the inflammation” Aging is all about inflammation. Have you checked your blood C-reactive protein or CRP while on Anatabloc? This is the body inflammation marker. Mine went from over 5 to 1.23. We all should watch this very closely. See Fuse that Ignites Cancer http://envita.com/cancer/chronic-inflammation http://www.cancerdefeated.com/new-evidence-that-inflammation-causes-cancer-and-an-exciting-new-anti-inflammatory/1428/ Nutraceutical Supplement ANATABLOC AT GNC works on reducing and modulating INFLAMMATION throughout the entire body hence amazing MUSCLE RECOVERY from exercise ,SLOWS AGING and REDUCES PAIN plus a natural ANTIDEPRESSANT that makes you feel YEARS YOUNGER ALL for a daily cost of less than a cup of coffee.… Read more »
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