Presentation on theme: "Multiple Tobacco Product Use in WV - 2009 What Do We Know? What Are We Missing? Presented by Richard Meckstroth, Chairman Dept. of Dental Practice and."— Presentation transcript:
Multiple Tobacco Product Use in WV What Do We Know? What Are We Missing? Presented by Richard Meckstroth, Chairman Dept. of Dental Practice and Rural Health West Virginia University School of Dentistry National Smokeless & Spit Tobacco Summit Madison Wisconsin Sept , 2009
RJ Reynolds spokesperson David Howard: "All indications point to Camel Snus being a viable product for adult tobacco consumers.“ RJ Reynolds has primarily focused on smokers with Camel Snus marketing …”in hopes of adding the product to their repertoire of tobacco choices.” “…there has been a learning curve for us in how to market Camel Snus, and a learning curve for adult tobacco consumers on how to use it." (Winston-Salem Journal, Jan 28, 2009)
“…no tobacco product has been shown to be safe and without risks…” “Despite the reductions in smoking that have been achieved, millions of adult Americans continue to smoke.” “…tobacco products are likely to continue to be legal for adults to use…” Excerpts from December 2008 Letter from James Swauger, PhD Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility at Reynolds American 401 North Main Street Winston Salem, NC
Primary arguments against “HR” Smokeless, spitless tobacco is definitely not harmless *associated with a number of health problems including oral, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers, other oral diseases, increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and risk for fetal toxicity. Better, toxin-free and regulated products currently offered having exceptional quitting success.