Swiss Re: e-cigarettes might cause tobacco-like liability claims

By Chad Hemenway on July 8, 2014

One of the world’s largest reinsurers looked to e-cigarettes and concussions in sports in identifying evolving risks.

Swiss Re’s new report, New emerging risk insights, identified 26 “newly developing or changing risks which are difficult to quantify and whose potential business impact is not yet sufficiently taken into account.”

If e-cigarettes are found to cause diseases or other health problems, liability claims “similar to tobacco claims in the past” could surface.


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Chad Hemenway is Managing Editor of Advisen News. He has more than 15 years of journalist experience at a variety of online, daily, and weekly publications. He has covered P&C insurance news since 2007, and he has experience writing about all P&C lines as well as regulation and litigation. Chad won a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Single Article in 2014 for his coverage of the insurance implications of traumatic brain injuries and Best News Coverage in 2013 for coverage of Superstorm Sandy. Contact Chad at 212.897.4824 or [email protected].