Zyn owner responds to Schumer call for crackdown

Philip Morris International, which owns the manufacturer of the tobaccoless nicotine pouch Zyn, has spoken out against Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) call to crack down on the popular product.

“Philip Morris International and its affiliates — including Swedish Match, the manufacturer of ZYN — fully meet and exceed the regulations governing the industry,” a spokesperson for the tobacco industry giant told the Washington Examiner.

The statement comes as a response to Schumer’s calls earlier in the week for the Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration to look into the marketing tactics for the nicotine chew pouch.

Schumer alleged on Monday that Zyn is a “pouch full of problems” and that the company sets “their sights on young kids” and uses “the social media to hook them”
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