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US is to regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and hookah tobacco

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2594 (Published 06 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2594

Beware of Smokeless Tobacco

The “safety” of smokeless tobacco relative to smoking tobacco is false and
misleading. Promoting the slightly lower morbidity and mortality rates for
smokeless tobacco is akin to touting arsenic as preferable to strychnine. All
forms of tobacco are essentially the same, and any distinction between
different forms of tobacco is a distinction without a difference.

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 May 2016
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA