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New study shows a rise in smokeless tobacco sales, especially among youth

Monday, March 24, 2014

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Source: UMass Medical School Communications (http://www.umassmed.edu/news) Author: Sandra Gray   The number of smokeless tobacco products sold in Massachusetts is soaring, as are the levels of nicotine packed into many of them, according to a new analysis from UMass Medical School and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). “Nationwide, cigarette smoking control has been very successful […]

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New study claims children who use snus before age 16 are more likely to become cigarette smokers

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Source: Reuters Health Author: Shereen Jegtvig Norwegians who started using snus before age 16 were more likely to become cigarette smokers than those who started using snus later in life, according to a new study. Snus is moist smokeless tobacco developed in Sweden. It’s contained in a small pouch, and unlike regular chewing tobacco, it doesn’t make the […]

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Tobacco Companies Target Youth, Mislead Public About Smokeless Products In Order To Maintain Profits

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Source: Medical Daily Published: September 10,2013 By: Anthony Rivas   British American Tobacco (BAT), the maker of Lucky Strike, Dunhill, and Pall Mall cigarettes, has recently spent some time promoting its smokeless tobacco brands, saying that snus, a moist tobacco that’s typically placed under the upper lip, is “at least 90 percent less harmful than […]

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Top EU official resigns after snus bribe probe

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Source: www.thelocal.se A complaint by Swedish Match about a suspected bribe meant to influence European tobacco policy has resulted in the resignation of EU health commissioner John Dalli, the European Union’s top health official. “Commissioner John Dalli has today announced his resignation as a member of the Commission, with immediate effect,” the European Commission announced […]

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Researchers Identify Chemical Linked to Oral Cancer Risk in Smokeless Tobacco

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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By Denise Mann WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Aug. 22, 2012 — Dip, chew, snuff, and other types of smokeless tobacco are known to increase risk for oral cancer. Now new research in rats is zeroing in on exactly how this may occur. The findings were presented at the American Chemical Society’s […]

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Swedish Match Announces Market Expansion for General Snus

Friday, April 6, 2012

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Swedish Match today announced it has expanded into 7 additional US markets with its General brand Swedish snus. General is the number #1 selling snus in the world and the flagship brand for Swedish Match. Now General will be available in convenience stores and tobacco outlets in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles, […]

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Tobacco Makers Must List Ingredients, Prove Safety Claims

Monday, April 2, 2012

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Source: Businessweek.com Tobacco companies will have to begin reporting the amount of unsafe chemicals in their products and prove their so-called lower-risk alternatives to smoking such as snuff are actually safer, U.S. regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration moved today to implement pieces of a 2009 law giving the agency the authority to regulate […]

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UPDATE 1-Swedish Match pushes ahead with snus in the U.S

Friday, February 24, 2012

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Source: Reuters.com STOCKHOLM, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Tobacco products group Swedish Match will step up promotion of moist Swedish-style snuff, called snus, in the United States this year where it expect the market to grow faster than its Scandinavian home territory. Snus, a tobacco product put under the lip and sucked, mostly in pouches, is […]

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How online sales and promotion of snus contravenes current European Union legislation

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Source: BMJ Journal   Abstract Context The European Union (EU) Tobacco Products Directive that bans sales of snus (a form of oral tobacco) in EU countries other than Sweden is currently under review. Major tobacco companies favour the ban being overturned. This study aims to explore compliance with the current ban on snus sales and […]

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Kentucky Cancer Center Urges Smokers to Switch to Smoke-Free Tobacco. But is it Really a Better Option?

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Source: Yourlife.USAtoday.com In the smoker-heavy state of Kentucky, a cancer center is suggesting something that most health experts won’t and the tobacco industry can’t: If you really want to quit, switch to smoke-free tobacco. The James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville are aiming their “Switch and Quit” campaign at the city […]

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