Jayne O’Donnell USA TODAY Published 7:32 AM EDT Apr 4, 2019 As federal regulators and state legislators race to restrict electronic cigarettes – the most effective means to quit smoking – at least two other companies are introducing alternatives that involve nicotine without the need to inhale. Vaping, the most criticized smoking cessation option, will have a version of tobacco-free snuff to compete with starting this month. At the same time, the makers of Camel cigarettes are bringing back dissolvable nicotine lozenges. Swedish Match’s Zyn, a flavored nicotine powder packet designed to be stuck inside a person’s lip, will be in stores across the U.S. after successful distribution in 11 states. Think chewing tobacco without the tobacco. Until now, the company was known for its ”snus,” the Swedish name for snuff – or moist tobacco placed in the mouth. The news comes as the Food and Drug Administration released more potential bad news for vaping Wednesday with reports of 35 seizures, most of them in young users. Snus is popular in Sweden but banned in Europe because of safety concerns. It’s still safer than lighting up with tobacco. Swedish Match’s General brand is the first and so far only snus product to be approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s Pre-market Tobacco Application process, which allows companies to… Read full this story
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