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FDA Clears First Tobacco Product for Marketing

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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For the first time since it was given the power to regulate tobacco, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of a new product. The agency said that eight new smokeless snus products, to be sold in the United States under the “General” brand name by Stockholm-based Swedish Match AB, are now […]

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Alternative Tobacco Products as a Second Front in the War on Tobacco

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Source: www.jamanetwork.com Authors: Samir Soneji, PhD; James D. Sargent, MD; Susanne E. Tanski, MD, MPH; Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD Associations Between Initial Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking and Snus Use and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking: Results From a Longitudinal Study of US Adolescents and Young Adults Importance Many adolescents and young adults use alternative tobacco products, […]

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FDA Advisory Committee hesitates to endorse message of safe smokeless tobacco

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Source: www.medpagetoday.com Author: Shannon Firth An FDA advisory panel were reluctant to recommend a gentler warning label for one brand of smokeless tobacco products at a committee hearing on Friday. Swedish Match North America (SMNA), the first company to be considered for a modified risk tobacco designation by the FDA, is asking to replace a […]

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Great American Spit Out warns of new tobacco lures

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Source: www.orlandosentinel.com Author: Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel As anti-tobacco advocates celebrate today’s Great American Spit Out — the “chew” equivalent of the Great American Smoke Out — health officials warn that new dissolvable and flavored varieties of smokeless-tobacco products are targeting teens in a mission to get them hooked. Newly released data from state health […]

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Tony Gwynn makes statement regarding spit tobacco use weeks before death

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Author: Michael Chen Source: 10news.com   SAN DIEGO – One of Tony Gwynn’s last acts was issuing a simple message about the habit he blamed for his cancer. About two and half months ago, Gwynn received a request from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society – known as PBATS – to do a taped interview on […]

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Scientists say that E-Cigarettes and Snuff are not harmless

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Author: Eliza Gray Source: time.com New research casts doubt on nicotine’s safety—even if you aren’t smoking New research from the American Heart Association journal Circulation shows that patients who stopped using smokeless tobacco after a heart attack had improved life expectancy—similar to that of people who quit smoking. The finding offers new information about the dangers of […]

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CDC reveals no drop in smokeless tobacco use among U.S. workers

Friday, June 6, 2014

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Source: philly.com Author: Margaret Steele, HealthDay Reporter   THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking continues to decline among Americans who work, but use of smokeless tobacco — a known cause of cancer — has held steady since 2005, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Certain types of jobs — construction and mining, especially — […]

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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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