Posted by: audreybenenati | May 5, 2010

Senator wants candy-like tobacco taken off market


Monday, May 3, 2010 2:51 AM

By Jonathan Riskind

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

WASHINGTON – To the average school nurse, teacher or security officer, they might well pass as innocent packages of breath mints.

That’s a big reason "dissolvable tobacco" products such as Camel Orbs are so attractive to youths trying to pull a fast one on adults while still getting a significant hit of nicotine, says Kate King, a school nurse in central Ohio.

"My big concern is we don’t see them they are below the radar," said King, president-elect of the Ohio Association of School Nurses. "It’s an easy thing. It’s a cute package. They are easily concealable."

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