Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Colorado media preview Board of Health dissolvable tobacco hearing

Dissolvable tobacco products represent the newest line of tobacco products marketed by the tobacco industry. These products pose potential health concerns, particularly because of their appeal to youth. Camel is test marketing its new dissolvables in Colorado, prompting the Colorado Board of Health to dedicate its monthly meeting to discussing health concerns related to the new products.

In response to a news release by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado media examined the dissolvable tobacco issue in the following articles and broadcasts:

The Denver Post (front page, Aug. 15)
"Smokeless tobacco products present new challenge for Colorado health officials"

Colorado Springs Gazette (Aug. 14)(Also posted on msnbc)
"Dissolvable tobacco new to Colorado, but old questions arise"

Channel 7 News (Aug. 15)
"State officials holding hearing on dissolvable tobacco"

The Colorado Board of Health meets from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at CDPHE. Click HERE for the full agenda.

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