Firm makes itself test case for lower...

Firm makes itself test case for lower-risk tobacco

There are 5 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Oct 3, 2010, titled Firm makes itself test case for lower-risk tobacco. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. hopes there's fire where there's no smoke. The small Virginia company has made itself the test case for a big issue: whether the Food and Drug Administration will allow certain tobacco products - particularly the company's tobacco lozenges that dissolve in the user's mouth - to be marketed as less harmful than ...

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Rita

The Pas, Canada

#1 Oct 4, 2010
No one would likely complain about that. It seems to be the smoke that outsiders hate.

Oddly if the tobacco companies could produce a cigarette that was 33% smoke reduced people would not accept it, as they have with the automobile industry, when re-assured that the emissions were being taken care of,lol.
Cure Cancer

Dublin, OH

#2 Oct 4, 2010
They need to have the executives at all the big tobacco companies test their products for safety before allowing it to be sold to the general public. I bet that would be VERY interesting.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#3 Oct 4, 2010
Cure Cancer wrote:
They need to have the executives at all the big tobacco companies test their products for safety before allowing it to be sold to the general public. I bet that would be VERY interesting.
One of the more famous lines from an RJR exec (in the industry documents turned into public domain via litigation) is the assertion that the execs don't smoke tobacco, but reserve use of their products for the poor, the young, the stupid and the black.

Knowing the attitude of the people whose pockets they are lining doesn't seem to have deterred smokers much, though.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#4 Oct 4, 2010
Rita wrote:
No one would likely complain about that. It seems to be the smoke that outsiders hate.
Oddly if the tobacco companies could produce a cigarette that was 33% smoke reduced people would not accept it, as they have with the automobile industry, when re-assured that the emissions were being taken care of,lol.
There are many who would/have complained about the potential to addict kids who can more easily hide their use of these products than they could smoking.

Not arguing their case for them, just saying they exist.
Not LOL

Dublin, OH

#5 Oct 5, 2010
Hugh Jass wrote:
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One of the more famous lines from an RJR exec (in the industry documents turned into public domain via litigation) is the assertion that the execs don't smoke tobacco, but reserve use of their products for the poor, the young, the stupid and the black.
Knowing the attitude of the people whose pockets they are lining doesn't seem to have deterred smokers much, though.
you should give Linda B the link, she is so quick to defend her addiction.

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