Tag Archive | "snus"

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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New Smokeless Tobacco from Sweden is Gaining Popularity in the US

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Source: DrugFree.org A type of smokeless tobacco popular in Sweden called snus is growing in popularity in the United States. While most recognize that it is a safer alternative to cigarettes or older forms of smokeless tobacco, others are concerned that it will attract young people, becoming a steppingstone to cigarettes, says a researcher who […]

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Sweden wants the EU to legalize snus

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Source: Stockholm News The Swedish government is now urging the EU to legalise snus (moist powder tobacco). But this has led to a quarrel between the government and its own experts in the National Board of Health and Welfare and in the Swedish National Institute for Public Health. Since some years back, the EU is […]

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DoD asks troops to kiss the spit goodbye

Friday, February 11, 2011

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Source: www.tradingmarkets.com Author: staff When the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) weighs in on kissing and spitting, it’s with good reason–two good reasons, in fact: love and health. Using smokeless tobacco–spit, dip, chew, snus, etc.–can pose a stinky, unsavory obstacle to sharing a kiss with a loved one, parent, child or sweetheart. It also may […]

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