THE UNITED States Food and Drug Administration has warned three online pharmacies that sell nicotine impregnated lollipops and lip-balm via the Internet that that it considers their products illegal and that their sale must stop immediately.

In its explanation of the decision, the FDA said it acted because they are dispensed without a doctor's prescription, contain a form of nicotine called salicylate that is not used in FDA-approved smoking cessation products, and because confectionary-like products present a risk of accidental use by ...

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