Dissolvable tobacco products appealing to women

Tobacco beat reporter Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal has an important story today on dissolvable tobacco products (sticks, strips and orbs). There are criticisms from John Spangler, a professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University, and from Matt Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, but the truly significant quotes come from a Reynolds' representative and industry analysts who lend extra credence to the cautions many of us have already expressed. To wit:

Reynolds' spokesman David Howard: "We have seen a noticeable appeal and interest of the dissolvable products with adult female tobacco consumers."

Health and Education Coalition Files Revised Version of Tobacco Proposition (Press Release)


Misty Snodgrass
American Cancer Society

Health and Education Coalition Files Revised Version of Tobacco Proposition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Nov. 17, 2011) -- A diverse coalition led by the American Cancer Society has withdrawn its original tobacco-related proposition, which was filed on September 20 with the Missouri Secretary of State, and has re-filed a slightly modified and stronger version. This was done after receiving input from a variety of stakeholders in an effort to further refine and strengthen the measures health impact and political viability. The new proposition would ask voters to approve a 73 cent per pack cigarette tax increase, and would up the tax on other tobacco products as well. 

Bar & Restaurant Owners Discuss How Smoke-free Ordinance Has Impacted Their Business

The following is a synopsis of in-person interviews that were conducted by the Saint Louis University CPPW (Communities Putting People to Work) staff to determine how business owners are faring after becoming smoke-free.  The interviews were conducted in April and May 2011.

Syndicate content