Just say NO to Sticks, Strips and Orbs

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Sep 24, 2011
The Colorado State Health Board voted yesterday to ask R.J. Reynolds Company to remove Camel Sticks, Strips and Orbs from Colorado until a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to regulate such products as tobacco products is made. TOBACCOFACTS.NET Those products already have been removed from some markets. “In passing today’s resolution, the board made an important statement — that dissolvable tobacco products are a risk to the public’s health,” Dr. Chris Urbina, the state’s chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said in a press release. The products are seen as a way to entice young people to start using tobacco or continue its use. Some of these products are packaged to look like breath mints or gum. The FDA is expect to rule on dissolvable tobacco products regulations next year.