Monday, April 19, 2010

Nicotine in a Tic Tac

RJ Reynolds is selling nicotine pellets that look like candy and dissolve like breath mints in your mouth. Critics say kids will see their parents enjoying them and will be tempted to try the pellets themselves. R.J. Reynolds says no. “Virtually every household has products that could be hazardous to children, like cleaning supplies, medicines, health and beauty products," said a spokesman for the company. A Harvard professor disagrees. “The difference here is that kids potentially will be watching grown-ups ingesting these products,” he said. “The last time I checked, we don’t have adults drinking toilet bowl cleanser in front of their kids.” Read more in the Times.

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