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Tobacco device hits a snag as experts question disease dangers

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Philip Morris International failed to convince health experts that its tobacco-heating product reduces the risk of smoking-related disease, a setback that raises questions about whether potential cigarette alternatives are really safer than smoking.

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel concluded on Thursday in an 8-0 vote with one abstention that Philip Morris hadn't shown that its iQos device, which heats tobacco to a lower temperature than lighting a cigarette, reduces the risk of tobacco-related ailments for smokers who make a complete switch...

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