Navigation Links
Fuisz Tobacco Announces Clinical Study Results for Fuisz Tobacco Sheet Strip; Super Enhanced Bioavailability of Nicotine From Its Tobacco Sheet Strip Supports Efficacy of Low Dose Tobacco Product
Date:5/20/2008

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fuisz Tobacco today announces the results of a cross-over clinical study comparing the absorption of nicotine from the use of Fuisz Tobacco's dissolving tobacco strip and the use of a nicotine 2mg chewing gum -- the study's control.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080115/CLTU066 )

The results demonstrate extraordinary nicotine bioavailability for the Fuisz Tobacco strip. A Fuisz Tobacco strip containing 75 mg's of tobacco delivered substantially higher peak nicotine plasma concentration than the 2 mg nicotine chewing gum control product. This suggests that the Fuisz Tobacco strip delivers nicotine more than five times more effectively than the SNUS tobacco format, which is considered to represent the most efficacious smokeless tobacco format for nicotine delivery currently available.

The study design was based upon the Lunell study of Swedish SNUS nicotine absorption. The Lunell study is part of the so called Gothiatek(R) standards developed by leading SNUS marketer Swedish Match.

Joseph Fuisz, Fuisz Tobacco's Managing Member commented: "These study results represent a remarkable advance for smokeless tobacco. By delivering tobacco satisfaction from a dramatically smaller amount of tobacco, we can substantially lower the amount of tobacco used in the adult consumer friendly Fuisz Tobacco strip. This news should be welcomed by the harm reduction community, the tobacco industry, and adult smokers alike."

Fuisz Tobacco's Founding Member, Richard Fuisz, M.D., stated: "We have a new concept here. The Fuisz Tobacco strip is not a cigarette and yet the user gets nicotine from its tobacco. This is not a pouch that does not efficiently transfer nicotine and then must be removed from the mouth and is environmentally as damaging as a cigarette. This gives off no smoke and is unaffected by smoking bans. This is not an ill tasting lozenge. This is in fact the new way for adult tobacco users to gain satisfaction in a simple straightforward manner. Easier to use than SNUS, a small strip is simply placed in the cheek and allowed to dissolve."

Joseph Fuisz, continued: "It is important to understand that the Fuisz Tobacco strip's super bioavailability is used to lower the amount of tobacco contained in our smokeless product, and not to develop ever-higher nicotine plasma concentrations. The Fuisz tobacco strip offers not only excellent tobacco satisfaction but is a great tasting product that appeals greatly to the vast majority of adult smokers, most of whom are not inclined to use existing smokeless tobacco products."

The clinical study was performed by an independent contract research organization that serves the pharmaceutical industry.

The Fuisz Tobacco smokeless tobacco product is a tobacco containing sheet, similar in appearance to a Listerine(R) PocketPak(R) breath strip but substantially thicker and taking longer to dissolve. The Fuisz Tobacco strip is spitless and dissolves entirely in the cheek. This means that the product can be discretely consumed in a social setting without residue to remove from the mouth after use -- unlike traditional smokeless tobacco products. Fuisz Tobacco's tobacco strip technology is protected by multiple patents pending and licenses.

Fuisz Tobacco is a private company. Its founding partner, Richard C. Fuisz, M.D., is a noted pharmaceutical inventor, including in the thin film drug delivery, quick dissolve tablet, taste masking and controlled release fields (http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Fuisz). Fuisz Tobacco's managing partner, Joseph Fuisz, is a corporate lawyer and is a named inventor on over forty thin film drug delivery patents issued and pending. Mr. Fuisz previously served as Senior Vice President for Business Development of MonoSol Rx (http://www.monosolrx.com). He is a graduate of Yale College and the Columbia Law School.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Fuisz Tobacco
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. InterMune Announces Receipt of Fast Track Designation for Pirfenidone From FDA
2. Ipsogen Announces Three Studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting Extending the Utility of the Genomic Grade Index for Predicting Response to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer
3. TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc. Announces Phase 3 TAK-390MR Data Demonstrating Higher Overall Healing Versus Lansoprazole in Patients with Erosive Esophagitis
4. Pulmo BioTech Announces Details of the Methodology for its Phase I Human Trials
5. GSK Announces Results of First Phase III Trial Evaluating Tykerb(R) (Lapatinib) Plus Herceptin(R) (Trastuzumab)
6. ADVENTRX Announces ANX-530 Safety Data From Registrational Bioequivalence Clinical Study
7. Medivation Announces Presentation of MDV3100 Clinical Data in Patients With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer at 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
8. BiPar Sciences Announces Clinical Data Presentations on Lead PARP Inhibitor, BSI-201, at 40th American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
9. IDM Pharma Announces Updated Data From Mifamurtide (L-MTP-PE) Compassionate Access Program
10. Biopure Announces Publication of Phase II Proof-of-Concept Coronary Trial
11. Quigley Announces Successful Poultry Study of Chickens With Infectious Bronchitis; Plans to Approach the Poultry Industry for Potential Commercialization
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2017)... 2017 NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: ... preclinical collaboration agreement with the Children,s Hospital of ... M.D., a US key opinion leader in the mitochondrial medicine ... ... from NeuroVive,s research program, NVP015, in certain experimental disease models. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Test (Tumor, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Esoteric), By Type of Lab ... Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc.), Forecast to 2022" report to their ... ... especially clinical lab testing, which has evolved as a major ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Jan. 20, 2017 ... the Keystone Symposia Conference, "PI3K Pathways in ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI ... oral immuno-oncology development candidate that selectively inhibits ... is able to help overcome resistance to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... institution’s inaugural K-20 Education Summit to be held March 23-25, 2017 in Tampa, ... Jan. 25, 2017. , The keynote speakers include Dr. Michelle R. Weise, executive ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... Wooden and plastic balance boards have been around since at least the 1950s and are ... the first and only balance board to use a patent-pending design featuring high-pressure inflation technology ... time as well as skill-level adjustable for all ages and abilities. The board can ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... SC (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... ... is the premiere organization in North America for the scientific development, healthcare training ... 2017 Annual Scientific Session, and its 2017 AAT Member Certification Qualification Courses for ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Moisture ... choosing the right method is paramount to success. Selecting an inappropriate measurement method ... where multiple persons use the same equipment. Rare or expensive substances are wasted ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... January 23, 2017 , ... Old School Labs™, makers ... Mr. Olympia Classic Physique bodybuilder Breon Ansley to its growing team of brand ambassadors. ... bodybuilder in 2012 and in less than a year was able to turn professional, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):