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Sweden Wants to Change EU Views on Snus

Posted by James in Politics

I read the following story on Stockholm News and felt the need to highlight the importance of it. With high smoking rates in much of Europe, Swedish snus could help those who enjoy tobacco move to a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, yet most EU member countries refuse to allow the sale of snus within their borders. I look forward to learni

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Dr. Lars Erik Rutqvist Appointed to FDA Advisory Board

Posted by James in Politics, Snus news

Earlier today I learned that Dr. Lars Erik Rutqvist, a cancer specialist, Professor, and Swedish Match scientific spokesperson was just recently appointed to the FDA's Scientific Advisory Board. I see this as an excellent development, as I know that my fellow Snus blogger Chad Jones had the opportunity to meet with him last year. Dr. Rutqvist's

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Europeans For Snus

Posted by James in Politics

Recently, European Union Parliament member Christofer Fjellner launched a petition in order to reverse the ban on the sale of snus within the European Union. The European Union banned snus in 1992 (with the exception of Sweden, who is exempt from this ban), basing their decision on a 1985 World Health Organization report that claimed the "oral us

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