Glaxo Aims to Snub Out ‘Dissolvable’ Tobacco Items

I blatantly copied the headline from the WSJ article.  You need a subscription to read more than a few paragraphs of the article.  But do you really need to read anything more than the headline to understand the story?

I am Shocked! Shocked! that pharma is trying to shut down a competing way to improve smokers’ health that competes with their ineffective products.  Of course, we should expect as much from them; they do not pretend to be public health advocates like the anti-tobacco extremists, the ones who will fight Glaxo’s battle to shut down the novel low-risk products for them.

Nuff said.


– Carl V. Phillips

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  • Michael J. McFadden  On September 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Well said Carl! 🙂

    I think we should nominate Jessica Simpson to be our Anti-Pharma spokesperson. :> Have you all seen the video of her on (Leno? Letterman? O’Brien) where she stated she’d never smoked but tried some nicotine gum once, felt like it was the wildest “party in her mouth” that she’d ever experienced and is now “totally hooked” on it! LOL!


  • Jim Tozzi  On September 28, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Technical comments welcome.

    Please see

  • Elaine Keller  On September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks, Jim. I left a comment suggesting that in all fairness, Dr. Deyton should send a warning letter to GSK regarding the the yummy flavors of their candy-like and gum-like Nicorette and Commit products, and accuse GSK of aiming these products at the youth market.

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