September 25, 2010 -
News Release: Smokeless tobacco products not a safe option, won’t help smokers quit, American Heart Association (AHA), 9/13/2010.
* The American Heart Association advises against smokeless tobacco products for smoking cessation – they are not a “safe” alternative to smoking.
* Long-term use of smokeless tobacco products increases the odds of suffering a fatal heart attack or fatal stroke, according to analysis of several studies.
Please note: The bulk of the American Heart Association revenue comes from individual contributions, accounting for 46.0 percent, while contributions from corporations account for 27.9 percent. Some of these corporations are pharmaceutical companies and some of these market nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medications.