Vote Shows FDA Panel Largely Disagrees With Snus Safety Claims

April 10, 2015 9:36 PM

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Vote Shows FDA Panel Largely Disagrees With Snus Safety Claims

An FDA advisory panel voted on Friday that it does not agree with the evidence and claims put forward by smokeless tobacco manufacturer Swedish Match regarding its application to change warning labels on its tobacco product, called snus.

Snus, pronounced snoose, is a cloth baggie with moist tobacco powder which users stick under their upper lip for a nicotine buzz. As TIME reported on Thursday, Swedish Match wants to remove the required warnings that say snus causes mouth cancer, gum disease and tooth loss, arguing that there isn’t ...

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