New Battle Lines in the Tobacco Wars

Apr 23, 2010 Full story: KPRC-AM Houston

RJ Reynolds Tobacco is test marketing a line of dissolvable tobacco products - with names like Orbs, Camel Sticks, and Camel Strips - and they come in a variety of flavors.

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Since: May 09

Annville, KY

#1 Apr 27, 2010
People interested in using some other form of tobacco product other than cigarettes, should absolutely try Swedish snus.

Swedish snus has been through hundreds of clinical tests by the Swedish FDA and independant labs, and all have found it to be up to 98% safer than smoking any form of tobacco.

I quit smoking over a year ago using Swedish snus, and it was very easy. Do yourself a favor, and google it and find as many clinical studies and read for yourself.
Tellme

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 6, 2010
Why is this news article called, "New Battle Lines in the Tobacco Wars?" It reads more like there is a war about stop smoking products made by the same company that also makes Camel cigarettes? Is the tobacco company that makes Camels in trouble for caring about their customers that don't want to smoke? From the title of the news article, I expected the National Guard with automatic weapons pictured in a tobacco field near a big pile of burning tobacco leaves and some freak in hand cuffs bent over to hide his face.
Snusdude

Pikeville, KY

#4 Jul 28, 2010
No RJR is not in trouble, but make no mistake...they do NOT care about their customers.

The reason they developed an inferior snus-like product is to force the user of Camel SNUS to fail to quit smoking, and come back into the smoking fold. Their goal isn't to help people quit smoking, it's to increase market share in the smoking vertical. Cigarette manufacturers have been taking a beating over the last 10 yrs and have lost huge amounts of revenue, due to smokers quitting, or switching to a safer form of tobacco.

They developed their version of snus, to capture some lost revenue from those that have made the decision to quit smoking. Anyone who has ever smoked and tried to quit, knows it isn't easy. So they run out and buy a product (Camel SNUS)that they think will help them quit smoking, but it doesn't....so invariably they go back to smoking. It's a win/win for RJR....smart yet dubious.

I hope that RJR never makes another dime, and that true Swedish snus takes hold in the U.S.!
Kevin

Denton, TX

#5 Feb 26, 2011
Tobacco ALREADY an ILLEGAL DRUG!

YES, still ILLEGAL to poison people, no matter how slowly you do it!

BAN ALL TOBACCO NOW AND PROSECUTE THE PUSHERS FOR HIGH CRIMES OF MURDER AND GENOCIDE OF THE HUMAN RACE!
too late

Corryton, TN

#6 Apr 21, 2013
Kevin wrote:
Tobacco ALREADY an ILLEGAL DRUG!
YES, still ILLEGAL to poison people, no matter how slowly you do it!
BAN ALL TOBACCO NOW AND PROSECUTE THE PUSHERS FOR HIGH CRIMES OF MURDER AND GENOCIDE OF THE HUMAN RACE!
Are you insane?

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