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Big Tobacco growing smokeless business

August 23rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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

In a February 2010 letter to the president of R.J. Reynolds, the FDA requested detailed information regarding research conducted that relates to the “risk of accidental nicotine toxicity through the use of dissolvable tobacco products, Ream more »

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Tobacco Companies Pay $550 Million for Smuggling Operations

TORONTO—While the government is touting the $550 million it will get from tobacco companies for tobacco they smuggled into Canada to avoid taxes, the health association that pushed for the suit is calling it a “sell out.” Read more

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