FDA takes cautious tone in initial Swedish Match review

April 7, 2015 4:40 PM

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FDA takes cautious tone in initial Swedish Match review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is concerned that a Swedish Match AB proposal to soften warnings on its snus smokeless tobacco products would not accurately reflect the risks associated with snus use.

Stockholm-based Swedish Match is seeking FDA approval of language stating that its snus products are less risky than cigarettes. It also wants to remove warnings about mouth cancer, gum disease and tooth loss, saying there is no evidence snus causes these diseases.

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