CBS 60 Minutes: Going Smokeless

As cigarette sales plunge, tobacco companies are marketing smokeless products to skirt smoking bans and keep customers. Lesley Stahl investigates the pros and cons. Here is the link for your review. A very interesting review. What are your thoughts on the topic? Was the presentation good for the future of Snus? Give us your feedback.


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#1 ACitizen2 on 04.09.10 at 11:43 AM

I love how these “anti-tobacco” zealots are dead set against replacing nicotine with smokeless snus, (or e-cigs) when these same folks have been advocating the “benefits” of Nicotine Replacement “Therapy” for years!

So what is the difference?

Most likely, that the “health police” hypocrites like the chubby “anti” above, who likely draws some of her paycheck from the pharma makers of UNTAXED patches and gums, might be losing profits to “evil” big tobacco; and the villainous providers of a more natural, cheaper, (and likely more satisfying?) product, which is taxed for the “public good” – might crowd out those that butter her cake.

Go figure.

#2 Copenhagen Charlie on 04.14.10 at 6:33 PM

I just really thing this ridiculous that a few uneducated wanna stick their face in everyone else’s business just get away with this crap. Amazes me I think this country needs a revolution!

#3 Jersey Boy on 04.19.10 at 11:24 PM

Its just always so interesting how the anti folks live on such misrepresentation of the facts. I just wish the truth would be realized. Snus is awesome!

#4 Jersey Boy on 04.19.10 at 11:25 PM

Oh by the way Snus is taxable!

#5 Iowa Farm Boy on 04.21.10 at 2:24 PM

You would think the Government would have something better to do then go after smokeless tobacco. Maby increasing jobs, or the bettering the business climate, reducing taxes, rather than make things harder for the little business man.
No, they want to to do the mundane stuff that the liberals like that gets their name in the paper.

#6 TAZ on 06.09.10 at 3:12 PM

Found this of interest – FDA sites failed quality standards, 30 deaths, and over 700 injuries. Were talking about children.

http://web.matildelinenbergersystems.net/alq8pwifiwlbbbby5uapqkga1?CID=30512&AFID=59937&DID=130176&SID=EZBTylenol20100606ch3CTXRT8892A

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