by Lisa Wetter, Houston Cancer Examiner
• Camel Orbs – Testing underway (Columbus, Indianapolis and Portland)• Camel Sticks – Spring 2009• Camel Strips – Summer 2009
These products will likely be easy for kids to use in secret because they are smokeless and spit-free.
So it is critical that you warn you kids to stay away from these new dissolvable nicotine products. Even if they look harmless (packaged similar to gum and candy) they still contain addictive nicotine and should be avoided – completely.
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