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2009-08-16 09:54:16

Attention all smokeless tobacco users! It's time to banish the comforting notion that snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because they don't burn and produce inhalable smoke like cigarettes. A study that looked beyond the well-researched tobacco hazards, nitrosamines and nicotine, has discovered a single pinch "“"“ the amount in a portion "“"“ of smokeless tobacco exposes the user to the same amount of another group of dangerous chemicals as the smoke of five...

2009-06-12 16:27:00

WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by American Dental Association President Dr. John S. Findley on passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act: "The American Dental Association heartily commends Congress for passing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This legislation, passed yesterday by the Senate and today by the House of Representatives, will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the express...

2009-05-27 08:29:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Senate voted 29-2 to pass a $100 million tax increase on smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products. HB 2154, while being a laudable program to fund rural doctor programs and changes in the business franchise tax, relies on an enormous tax on smokeless and other tobacco products, such as pipe tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco to help fund the legislation. The Texas House voted on a similar measure by a vote of 79-61 after much contentious...

2009-03-18 12:46:00

Here's a chance to win one of three great back roads vehicles! RICHMOND, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Timber Wolf moist snuff offers consumers a chance to create their own off road experiences with the Timber Wolf Back Roads Sweepstakes. Beginning March 16, 2009 through September 30, 2009 consumers have a chance to earn gear or enter to win one of three off-road vehicles. "Our consumers are enthusiastic outdoorsmen with a sense of adventure," according to Ryan Ganley, Associate Brand...

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2009-03-05 12:00:00

A federal agency said in a report on Thursday, the use of snuff and chewing tobacco by U.S. adolescent boys, particularly in rural areas, has surged this past decade. The use of this kind of tobacco increases the risk of oral cancer, heart disease and stroke.  Just like cigarettes, it also leads to a nicotine addiction. According to the report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there is a 30 percent increase in the rate of smokeless tobacco use among...

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2009-03-04 09:55:00

Parents can help their teenagers to never start smoking. A Swedish study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health has found that adolescents respond positively to their parents' attitudes towards smoking. The research, carried out by a team led by Maria Nilsson of Umeå University, Sweden, utilized statistics obtained from three national surveys conducted by The National Board for Health and Welfare and The Swedish National Institute of Public Health in 1987,...

2009-02-17 10:31:00

National Contest Winner Gets "The Whole Rig" RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad Harrison of Adel, IA. takes the top prize in the Longhorn Moist Snuff "Win The Whole Rig" sweepstakes. Harrison is the Grand Prize winner of a 2009 Toyota Tundra plus a 2009 Triton Bass Boat, all valued at $80,000, courtesy of Longhorn in partnership with BASS. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/PH71690 ) Age verified participants in the sweepstakes were also eligible for one of over...

2008-11-28 07:06:20

Some experts see Camel Snus, the new smokeless tobacco on the U.S. market, as possibly both carcinogenic and highly addictive, officials say. Snus packs a solid nicotine punch which researchers say is well above the amount in other popular chewing tobacco products. It comes in three flavors and does not have to be spit out, ostensibly expanding the places one can chew. Snus contains eight milligrams in each single dose pouch, a spokesman for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company told The New York...

2008-09-17 06:00:29

By David Jones and Veronica Ek Swedish Match, the last independent smokeless tobacco group, may attract a bid from a cigarette maker after Altria's bid for UST is set to make the U.S. market more competitive. While cigarette smoking in the mature markets of Western Europe and the United States is declining, snuff consumption is rising in the United States, driven by the perception that it is not as harmful as cigarettes, prompting two takeovers in the last two years. Snuff is moist...

2008-09-12 03:00:18

With Americans smoking less, the nation's top cigarette maker is planning to go smokeless in a big way. In a move long-anticipated by industry observers, Altria Group Inc., parent company of Marlboro- maker Philip Morris USA, said yesterday it has agreed to pay $10.4 billion to acquire Stamford, Conn.-based UST Inc., the top manufacturer of moist smokeless tobacco. The deal, if approved by UST shareholders and federal regulators, will add a growing category of tobacco products to Henrico...