ADA Comments on “Modified Risk” Tobacco Products

Posted on December 8, 2014

Rockville, Md. – Citing “a scarcity of published research,” the American Dental Association said it is "virtually impossible" to justify claims that smokeless tobacco and such newer generation products as electronic cigarettes and hookah tobacco "are somehow less harmful to the oral cavity than combustible tobacco products or without other adverse effects."

The ADA statements came December 5 in preliminary comments on a Food and Drug Administration regulatory notice issued this past August. The ADA will offer supplemental comments by February 23, when the comment process closes.

To read the full ADA News article, click here.

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