Summary Box: FDA panel says dissolvable tobacco could reduce health risks versus cigarettes

By Associated Press

THE NEWS: A Food and Drug Administration scientific advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the overall number of tobacco users.

THE DRAWBACK: Despite its findings after months of public meetings and presentations, the panel noted that there’s a lack of research on the products that account for a small share of the market.


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