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SnusCENTRAL.org is fortunate to have a number of talented writers among our Members.   Also deserving to be heard are a number of distinguished authors, scientists, and leaders on the front line fighting for our right to enjoy safer alternatives to cigarettes which deliver nicotine and great taste.  Other breaking or notewothy industry news is included here as well.

 

FDA Tobacco Control still out of control

If nothing else, the menthol cigarette controversy in the US has widened the gap (created by tobacco harm reduction) between those whose goal is to responsibly regulate tobacco products to reduce tobacco morbidity/mortality and those whose goal is to ban the sale of whatever tobacco/nicotine product they consider politically attainable (e.g. snus, e-cigarettes, dissolvables, other flavored tobacco  products) if they repeatedly misrepresent its health risks and/or marketing.

On Friday, CTFK, ACS, AHA, ALA urged the FDA to ban menthol cigarettes.  Meanwhile, tobacco industry stock values increased, especially for Lorillard, maker of Newport, the nation's largest selling menthol cigarette brand.

NY Assembly Health Committee is scheduled to consider legislation (A01468) that would ban all e-cigarette sales tomorrow afternoon.

[EDITOR's NOTE: First they came for the e-cigs and I did nothing since I didn't use them. Then they came for my Swedish Snus and there was no one left to help me]

SmokeFree should NOT mean TobaccoFree!Smokefree Pennsylvania needs your help: Call/e-mail/fax/ NY Assembly Health Committee members urging them to AMEND A01468 (to ban e-cigarette sales to minors), and to OPPOSE the bill unless/until it is amended. Also, please forward this e-mail to other e-cigarette consumers and/or tobacco harm reduction advocates. Contact information for NY Assembly Health Committee is below.

Smokefree Pennsylvania has already sent the following letter to NY Assembly Health Committee. As you will see, once again personal agendas take precedence over common sense in New York.

Vicki McKenna - the Bill Godshall interviewVicki McKenna of WIBA interviewed Bill Godshall of Smokefree Pennsylvania on November 15th 2010.  Bill does not hold back in blasting Big Pharma, FDA, tobacco ban advocates, and their fellow travellers for foregoing common sense and embracing personal/political agendas.     Hear for yourself Bill Godshall's case against cigarettes but for nicotine and tobacco users.

Bill's argument is brilliant and factual.  All smokefree tobacco and cigarette users need to hear this.  I also recommend forwarding this recording to your Representatives in Washington and to your State, and Local officials.  It might also be instructive to forward this to your Anti-All-Tobacco friends.  Just tell them it's "for the children".

Stockholm - The Swedish snus challenger Skruf Snus AB increases its range with the launch of Skruf Xtra Stark portion in Sweden. The snus - that is the strongest amongst the company's products - contains more nicotine than most regular snus and targets consumers who want a stronger snus experience.  Skruf Xtra Stark will initially only be sold in limited quantities at selected stores.

“With Skruf Xtra Stark, we are further expanding our Skruf family with a product designed for consumers who look for a stronger snus experience" says Nils Fehren, Marketing Manager at Skruf.

Monday, 01 November 2010 16:14

FDA urged to approve NRT for long term usage

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Bill Godshall; Executive Director of Smokefree PennsylvaniaOn October 26th and 27th, the FDA held a Public Workshop entitled Risks and Benefits of Long-Term Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Products. At the workshop, a significant majority of the invited speakers endorsed the FDA approving NRT products for long term usage (i.e. beyond 10-12 weeks).

And ALL twelve public hearing speakers urged the FDA to approve the marketing of NRT for long term usage, including drug companies and drug industry funded groups that have urged the FDA to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and dissolvable tobacco products.

During the public comments, CASAA's Elaine Keller gave an excellent power point presentation. My presentation during the public comment period was as follows:

Tuesday, 05 October 2010 01:00

Tobacco Harm Reduction Update - Bill Godshall

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FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) members flaunt conflicts of interests

Citing a lack of scientific evidence, drug industry funded consultants (including three members of FDA's TPSAC) advocate more research so FDA can vastly increase drug industry share of nicotine market by taking it away from cigarettes, which also would create a huge untaxed and unregulated cigarette black market, and cause many smokers to inhale more smoke and increase cigarette consumption (due to nicotine compensation)

Friday, 09 January 2009 06:00

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Thursday, 05 August 2010 14:52

Camel Robust SNUS Review

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Camel Robust SNUS - Bigger does not equal Better SNUS

The Camel Robust and Winterchill SNUS arrived in Mid-Missouri today. I bought a tin of the Camel Robust SNUS and when the sales clerk handed it to me I thought.... WOW! I read about this stuff here on SnusCentral, Snubie and Dr Snus!

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