Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product

April 1, 2015 7:53 AM

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The Food and Drug Administration is trying to decide whether to allow a tobacco company to do something it's never done before — claim that one of its products is less risky than cigarettes.

The company, Swedish Match of Stockholm, Sweden, has applied to the FDA to designate its product known as Snus (rhymes with "loose") as safer than other versions of tobacco. Snus are tiny cloth packages that look a little like tea bags. But instead of tea, each bag is filled with moist tobacco powde...

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