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Israel tries to stop import of nicotine “sweet” from Sweden

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 23 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:366
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    Israel's health ministry is trying to find legal means to halt the import and sale of a fruit flavoured smokeless tobacco product from Sweden that is sucked between the gum and the upper lip for its “nicotine effect.”

    The product was recently allowed into Israel, apparently by the ministry of industry and trade, even though smokeless tobacco products have not been imported for 20 years—since the state comptroller wrote in his annual report that it was illegal to bring them into the country.

    Called Kicks in Israel and “snus” in Sweden, the tin, sold for the equivalent of $8 (£4; €6), contains 20 tiny …

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