I came across this article on MSN.com:
Cigarette sales in the United States have declined in recent years, but sales of non-cigarette tobacco products have risen and offset the decline in cigarette sales by 30 percent, a Harvard School of Public Health study finds.
Read the full story: Decline in Cigarette Sales Offset by Use of Alternative Products Low taxes on substitute tobacco items keep addiction affordable, study says.
I expected tobacco companies would not lay down and die in the face of billions of dollars in lawsuits over deaths related to tobacco-related cancers. I'm concerned about the implications for our young people who might try to kid themselves into believing that, just because they're not smoking cigarettes, they might be "immune" to lung cancer. However, they could be setting themselves up for throat or other mouth cancers by using chewing tobacco or other non-cigarette products.
Are you alarmed or shocked by the results of this study?
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