FDA Aims to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes

julio 28th, 2017

By Matthew L. Myers // President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The FDA wants to make smoking less addictive by reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. If successful, it would be the first time the FDA has tried to encourage people to quit smoking by limiting the actual chemical in tobacco products that causes addiction.

“The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it wants to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The unexpected announcement sent shares of tobacco companies plummeting and sparked praise among some public health advocates.

If successful, the effort would be the first time the government has tried to get the Americans to quit cigarettes by reaching beyond warning labels or taxes to attacking the actual addictive substance inside.

The FDA rolled out a second major announcement at the same time: It is delaying for several years a key regulation affecting cigars and e-cigarettes, including flavored vaping products that studies show are especially enticing to youth. Specifically, it postponed the requirement that such products be approved by the agency.”

Read the full article at Tobacco-Free Kids