Category Archives: smokeless tobacco

Chewing Tobacco for Kids Spreads Oral Cancer in India

Safiq Shaikh was 13 when he began chewing a blend of tobacco and spices that jolted him awake when his job at a textile loom got too dreary. Five years later, doctors in Mumbai lopped off his tongue to halt the cancer that was spreading through his mouth.

New smokeless cigarettes on sale in Tokyo

Japan Tobacco, Inc., began selling a new kind of cigarette that doesn’t release smoke on Monday, but reactions from Japan’s major Zero Style Mintairline companies and Japan Railways on the new cigarette’s use in public transportation are mixed.

Smokeless tobacco products target teens

NEW BEDFORD — They bear the names “Wild Honey” blunt wraps and “Peppermint” snus, but they are not the latest confections smokeless tobaccofrom Willy Wonka.

Camel Orbs a Lure to Young Users

A research study and editorial to be published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics takes direct aim at a novel tobacco product Camel Orbsthat some critics say too closely resembles Tic Tac breath mints.

Will New Smokeless Tobacco Products Cut or Boost the Smoking Rate?

With cigarette sales falling, the smoking industry is going smokeless. Companies like R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris are introducing new smokeless tobacco products that are nothing like your granddaddy’s messy chew or dip.

Smokeless tobacco more popular among young people than cigarettes

BOSTON — Some high school nurses say they have noticed fewer students smoking cigarettes, but they can’t be sure if more are switching to smokeless tobacco as a substitute.

FDA: Dissolvable tobacco appeals to kids

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is saying in letters to two tobacco companies that flavored, dissolvable camel snustobacco products — that the agency compares with candy and says contain a lot of nicotine — could be particularly appealing to kids and young adults.

Smokeless tobacco products contain heavy metal

Smokeless tobacco products that are manufactured in India contain heavy metal, reveals a study report published in The Scientific World Journal.

Philip Morris Pushes Smokeless

Tobacco giant Philip Morris USA Inc. is urging the Food and Drug Administration to adopt a regulatory plan that would encourage smokless tobaccosmokers who can’t or won’t quit tobacco to switch to less-harmful smokeless tobacco.