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Public health officials concerned over increase in dissolvable tobacco products
As more dissolvable tobacco lozenges, sticks and strips are developed, tested and marketed, public health officials and anti-smoking advocates fear that the products will help initiate a new generation of smokers. The tobacco industry counters that the products contain far fewer cancer-causing chemicals than cigarettes, and may even help some eventually quit smoking. The FDA took up the issue during an advisory committee hearing this week.