U.S. FDA staff: Swedish Match snus proposal raises questions

April 7, 2015 2:31 PM

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U.S. FDA staff: Swedish Match snus proposal raises questions

(Reuters) - A preliminary review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration raised "concerns" as to whether Swedish Match AB's proposed change to warnings on its snus smokeless tobacco products adequately reflect the health risk.

The review released on Tuesday also raised questions as to whether the positive impact of snus on smoking rates in Sweden would also be seen in the United States if the agency grants the company's request to claim its snus products are less risky than cigarettes.

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