Posted by: audreybenenati | February 5, 2010

FDA concerned dissolvable tobacco appeals to kids


By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM

The Associated Press
Thursday, February 4, 2010; 5:30 PM

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is saying in letters to two tobacco companies that flavored, dissolvable tobacco products – that the agency compares with candy and says contain a lot of nicotine – could be particularly appealing to kids and young adults.

The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products wrote to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., maker of Camel cigarettes, and the smaller Star Scientific Inc. on Monday voicing concern over smokeless products that are consumed like breath mints but made from finely milled tobacco.

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