Thursday, March 22, 2012

FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks


By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
BUSINESSWEEK


- Richmond, VA.

A Food and Drug Administration scientific advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the overall number of tobacco users.

Dissolvable tobacco is finely milled tobacco pressed into shapes like tablets that slowly dissolve in a user's mouth. It is gaining the attention of tobacco companies looking to make up for a decline in cigarette use as smokers face tax hikes, growing health concerns, smoking bans and social stigma. [Read more...]

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