President Joe Biden’s administration has proposed removing most nicotine from cigarettes in an effort to make the products less addictive.
The proposal, outlined in a brief agenda by the Department of Health and Human Services, would establish a lower ceiling for nicotine levels in cigarettes and some similar products.
“Because tobacco-related harms primarily result from addiction to products that repeatedly expose users to toxins, FDA would take this action to reduce addictiveness to certain tobacco products, thus giving addicted users a greater ability to quit. This product standard would also help to prevent experimenters (mainly youth) from initiating regular use, and, therefore, from becoming regular smokers,” officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the health department, said in the agenda….


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