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FDA Panel Opposes Dropping Warnings from Tobacco Pouch

Filed in National Health News 4/10/15 at 6:52 pm     1422     Medical Xpress

Government advisers recommended against a proposal by Swedish Match to market its smokeless tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes and other tobacco products.

The company has asked the Food and Drug Administration for permission to remove or revise several warning labels on the pouches, called snus. It’s the first request the FDA has considered publicly since it gained authority to regulate tobacco products in 2009.

But a panel of FDA advisers said overwhelmingly Friday that company data do not support relaxing warning labels on snus.

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Notes and Image Credits:

Header Image: "Snus tobacco" by Uffe Johansson, - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

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