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Nicotine letter

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The "public health imperative" that led FDA to prohibit sale of nicotine lollipops "should lead to the same swift and decisive action with regard" to other unconventional nicotine products, 11 public health groups assert in April 19 letter to FDA. "While we recognize that no two products are exactly alike," agency's purview over novel nicotine delivery vehicles is "as strong as the authority that it exercised to prohibit the sale of nicotine lollipops," letter states. FDA recently targeted four Internet pharmacies selling nicotine pops, lip balms (1"The Tan Sheet" April 15, 2002, p. 7). Letter, signed by health groups such as AMA, AHA, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, references their Dec. 18 petition urging FDA to regulate nicotine lozenges, water as either foods or drugs (2"The Tan Sheet" Dec. 24, 2001, p. 5)...
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