Category Archives: smokeless tobacco

Smokeless tobacco spells death in Bengal

Smoking is injurious to health but chewing can be just as devastating. Baruipur resident Dipankar Chatterjee learned this the hard way a few months ago.

Smokeless Tobacco Truth

In his Huffington Post blog on April 18, Dr. Glenn Braunstein penned “Chew on This: The Real Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco.” (available here) Dr. Braunstein is professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The “dangers” he described are demonstrably fictitious. Compounding this offense, Dr. Braunstein subsequently violated HuffPo blog moderating rules by removing my April 19 reasoned and fact-driven comment, which read:
“It is regrettable that Dr. Braunstein used the Huffington Post to misinform Americans about smokeless tobacco.

Upward trend in marijuana use, smokeless tobacco

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Alcohol use by Indiana sixth- through 12th-graders has declined, but findings from the 21st Annual Survey of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use also revealed a continuing increase in marijuana and smokeless tobacco use.

Big Tobacco growing smokeless business

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is ramping up marketing for dissolvable tobacco products in Colorado and North Carolina test smokeless tobacco usemarkets, meanwhile the FDA is still reviewing whether and how it can control the new substances.

Nicotine without the smoke

Anti-smoking groups worry that smokeless tobacco products will exacerbate a public health problem.

Snus focus of yearlong study

A University of South Carolina researcher is preparing to answer two questions with widespread implications for the tobacco industry and public-health community.

Reynolds launches campaign to push smokeless product

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is attempting to make lemonade out of the outdoor smoking ban that begins Monday in New York City.

Smokeless-tobacco ban for MLB teams

Televisions on Thursday will broadcast the usual iconic images of baseball’s opening day: fans cheering from the stands, umpires Major League Baseballmaking close calls at the plate, and players in the thick of the game, spitting tobacco juice.

Big Tobacco Test Smokeless Tobacco Products

RICHMOND, Va. — Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds are gearing up to test smokeless tobacco products come March. This will mark smokeless-tobaccothe debut of PM USA’s and Skoal smokeless tobacco sticks and the second round of testing for R.J. Reynolds’s Camel Sticks, Camel Strips and Camel Orbs.