Why Haven't the Worlds' Health Departments Commented on Snus Becoming the First Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) in FDA History? - Bengt Wiberg

Mitch Zeller
Bengt Wiberg
Harm Reduction,epidemiology,the Swedish Experience

The question in the headline was asked by Bengt Wiberg representing the EUforsnus & Eu4snus consumer harm reduction international movement during the Global Forum on Nicotine in 2020. FDA approved 8 brands of snus as the first MRTP (Modified Risk Tobacco Product) product in FDA history deeming if to be "Appropriate for public health". "The FDA’s review determined that the claim proposed by the company in its application is supported by scientific evidence, that consumers understand the claim and appropriately perceive the relative risk of these products compared to cigarettes, and that the modified risk products, as actually used by consumers, will significantly reduce harm and the risk of tobacco-related disease to individual tobacco users and benefit the health of the population as a whole." Source: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-grants-first-ever-modified-risk-orders-eight-smokeless-tobacco-products


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