UPDATE 2-FDA panel votes against label change to Swedish Match snus

April 10, 2015 9:03 PM

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April 10 (Reuters) - Swedish Match AB should not be allowed to alter the warning label on its snus smokeless tobacco products to claim they are less harmful than cigarettes, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded on Friday.

The Stockholm-based company is seeking FDA approval to remove warnings about mouth cancer, gum disease and tooth loss from its snus products and to state that they present a "substantially" lower risk than cigarettes.

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