Dissolvable tobacco on trial

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The Food and Drug Administration has gathered scientists and tobacco policy experts to study the potential health risks of melt-in-your-mouth tobacco products. Some public health groups say the products should be removed from store shelves until the FDA has weighed in on the science. Other advocates say smokeless products can lessen the disease, death and disability caused by smoking. "I think that everyone in the business of smoking cessation is realistic, that people can't quit cold turkey, but you don't want to send the wrong message: that nicotine is safe at any level, because it's not," said Jennifer Ibrahim, associate professor in the Department of Public Health at Temple.