Senator Wants To Snuff Out Candylike Tobacco

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to pull dissolvable, candylike tobacco products made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. off of store shelves in light of a recent study that found the smokeless items could poison or kill young children.

Lautenberg wrote to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Monday urging her to remove from commerce several R.J. Reynolds flavored tobacco products — including candylike pellets known as Camel Orbs; toothpick-sized Camel Sticks; and film strips designed to be placed on...
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