Will the FDA Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes?
Will the FDA Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes?

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intent to limit the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes. Reducing nicotine would help make cigarettes less addictive, and hopefully save many lives.

What Effect will Lower Nicotine Levels Have?

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the initial move as an “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.” This is the first step in the process to lower nicotine levels. According to an analysis funded by the FDA and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, cutting nicotine levels could lower the smoking rate from 15% of adults to 1.4%. That would result in 8 million fewer tobacco-related deaths through the end of the century. The analysis was based on lowering nicotine levels to 0.4 milligrams per gram of tobacco. Currently, most regular cigarettes contain about 10-14 milligrams of nicotine.

Gottlieb stated that nicotine reduction is part of a strategy to move smokers from harmful cigarettes to products that provide nicotine with less severe health hazards, such as e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapies.

“Lowering the nicotine levels in cigarettes is an important step in reducing their addictive qualities and encouraging more individuals to quit,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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