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Date:12/24/2007

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New report challenges idea that snuff is a safer substitute for cigarettes
Chemical Research in Toxicology

A 20-year review of scientific research on tobacco and cancer challenges the idea that moist snuff increasingly popular in the United States can be a safer substitute for cigarette smoking. The review, by Stephen S. Hecht, is scheduled for the Jan. 1 issue of ACS Chemical Research in Toxicology.

The paper, which covers the broad range of research on cancer induced by tobacco, points out that smokeless tobacco, a known cause of oral cancer, is contaminated with levels of cancer-causing nitrosamines that are generally 1,000 times greater than those found in any other consumer product. Despite health warning labels on packages of smokeless tobacco and a ban on electronic advertising, sales of snuff have continued to increase, the paper states.

In the past several years, a new concept has emerged, the paper notes. Responsible members of the tobacco control community support the idea of using low nitrosamine moist snuff as a substitute for cigarette smoking. The rationale for this is that moi
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