March 9, 2017
In this letter to FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff, M.D., Reason Senior Fellow Brian Fojtik urges the FDA to withdraw the proposed standard due to flawed analysis of N-Nitrosonornicotine (NNN) levels in finished smokeless tobacco products.
March 25, 2015
It’s almost baseball season, which means it’s time for anti-tobacco extremists to start grabbing easy headlines. One especially zealous state lawmaker wants to ban smokeless tobacco by players and fans in all California ballparks (here).
February 27, 2015
Two public health officials in Fargo, North Dakota, this week were the source of grossly misleading claims about smokeless tobacco for a local media story.
November 14, 2014
As noted previously (here), Drs. Karl Fagerström and Tom Eissenberg have described a continuum of dependence among tobacco and nicotine products.
February 6, 2015
Publishing a study of tobacco-specific nitrosamines in American smokeless tobacco products (abstracthere), Dorothy Hatsukami and colleagues at the University of Minnesota called for the FDA to issue “regulations…to reduce levels of…NNK and NNN in
March 28, 2012
Heartland Institute experts today praised a new report from the Food and Drug Administration that says dissolvable tobacco products are less harmful than smoking cigarettes.
January 1, 2007
In recent years, controversy in many state legislatures has erupted over the right way to tax smokeless tobacco.
October 1, 2006
This report provides a description of traditional and modern smokeless tobacco products.
June 24, 2003
On Wednesday, June 25, 2003, the American Enterprise Institute will host an afternoon conference addressing the topic "Can Smokeless Tobacco Reduce the Health Consequences of Smoking?"
The program begins with registration at 1:15 p.m.
June 1, 2008
For some lawmakers, switching their states from an ad valorem tax on smokeless tobacco products to a unit-based tax is a matter of fairness. For others it is a matter of stabilizing revenue. For others it's a matter of health.