Israel tries to stop the import of nicotine 'sweet' from Sweden.

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  • Author(s): Siegel-Itzkovich, Judy
  • Source:
    BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition). 8/25/2007, Vol. 335 Issue 7616, p366-367. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      This article looks at the efforts of Israel's health ministry to find a legal way to stop the import and sale of a fruit-flavoured smokeless tobacco product from Sweden. The product was allowed into the country by the ministry of industry and trade although smokeless tobacco products have not been imported for 20 years. The product is called "Kicks" in Israel and "Snus" in Sweden. The importer said the product would be a hit with smokers and parents of children who smoke to decrease dependence on cigarettes but research from the University of Minnesota Cancer Center shows that smokeless tobacco contains more carcinogens than regular cigarettes.