Dissolvable tobacco could lead to more accidental child poisonings

04/19/2010 | National Post (Canada)

Researchers are concerned that the availability of candy-flavored dissolvable tobacco products in the U.S. market could lead to an increase in the number of accidental child tobacco poisonings in the country. Tests show that these products contain high levels of "free" nicotine, which could be more toxic than other tobacco products because they mix more easily into the bloodstream, the researchers said in Pediatrics.

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