Tobacco Maker Wants 'Low Risk? Label

Tobacco Maker Wants 'Low Risk? Label

There are 2 comments on the Manufacturing.net story from Feb 22, 2010, titled Tobacco Maker Wants 'Low Risk? Label. In it, Manufacturing.net reports that:

Star Scientific Inc., which sells tobacco products that dissolve in the consumer's mouth, is asking the Food and Drug Administration to certify them as less harmful than other forms of tobacco.

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Stupid Idea

Dublin, OH

#1 Feb 23, 2010
Yeah, I guess if you have to have your tongue cut out because of tongue cancer from this product, you can still live, therefore, lower risk.
BaseballPlayer

Bell, FL

#2 Feb 23, 2010
His speeches are making a difference. "Ballplayers will go back to the locker room and give me their chew cans and say they want to stop," he said. He tells the students, "When it comes time to put tobacco in your mouth or light up a cigarette, remember this face and this mouth."

He hopes someday to talk to major leaguers. "I would love to talk to the big leaguers who say they don't want to talk about it," he said. "They're addicts. Take their can away and see how mad they get.

"I'd say,`Why don't you be a role model for your family? How can a little can this size have more strength than you?' It's an addiction, but most of it is right up here," he said, pointing to his head. "Tobacco is the only product, used as directed, that will kill you."

-Gruen Von Behrens
http://www.boston.com/sports/articles/2004/07...

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