Safer Tobacco? Company Claims It’s Made A Less Harmful Product

RICHMOND, Va. — Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. says it has developed a moist smokeless tobacco with lower levels of cancer-causing chemicals than any other tobacco product now on the market.The small Virginia company, which sells tobac…

RICHMOND, Va. — Tobacco maker Star Scientific Inc. says it has developed a moist smokeless tobacco with lower levels of cancer-causing chemicals than any other tobacco product now on the market.

The small Virginia company, which sells tobacco lozenges that dissolve in the mouth, said Tuesday it plans to soon ask the Food and Drug Administration for approval to sell the new item as safer than any competing product.

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