Schumer’s war on Zyn pouches in US and ‘demagogic rhetoric’ draw broad criticism

Bipartisan congressional representatives, scientists, and industry stakeholders have all expressed concerns about criticism of Zyn pouches by New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer.

Schumer, the Senate majority leader, recently called for a federal crackdown on Zyn nicotine pouches, claiming the product is being marketed towards teens. He also urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate the company’s marketing and the product’s negative impact on health.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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