Swedish Match believes that tobacco regulation will continuously become more global in character and steadily increase in scope...
It is time for Karolinska, the Public Health Agency and the National Board of Health to do the right thing and explain how there are near zero snus-related negative health issues actually in Sweden. Inform and leave the adults free to make their own health decisions....
Sweden has a unique responsibility to the world to rectify a 40-year old mistakes and potentially save hundreds of millions of lives. It is neither the tobacco itself, or nicotine that kills. It is the fire gases from tobacco smoking, or poor tobacco mixed with other dangerous carcinogens, which kills and destroys health.
This article by By Louise Nordstrom, of The Associated Press for Yahoo! Canada expresses the well justified frustration Sweden has with the EU over the Snus Ban of 1992.
SnusCENTRAL.org supports the efforts of Swedish Trade Minister Ewa Bjorling in overturning the ridiculous ban on Swedish Snus. Fighting against him are the politicians and so-called scientists who ignore the overwhelming evidence that Swedish Snus is the most reduced harm tobacco product in existence. What drives them: Ego, refusal to admit they were wrong, protectionism of cigarettes, Big EU Tobacco Money, a disdain for Sweden in general? Yes to all of these.
But Sweden does assume the rotating Presidency of the EU this July. Swedish Snus and the unfair and likely illegal trade embargo the EU imposed on Sweden are now in play.
Mysteriously, this article was closed to comments before any comments were made! Their loss.
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This article appeared in the March 1st 2008 edition of the Gotlands Allehanda.
The Swedish tobacco industry has been producing snuff in its present form since the 1800s and the industry has annual sales in the current situation billions. Today, the Swedish snus is in principle only for Swedes and Norwegians. Health hazards surrounding snuff are under constant debate, but researchers have long agreed that the risks of snus is substantially less than for smoking.
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