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FDA Moves to Lower Nicotine in Cigarettes

The FDA believes the rule would "help avoid millions of tobacco-related deaths across the country," its commissioner said

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    FDA Moves to Reduce Amount of Nicotine in Cigarettes

    The FDA announced it plans to lower the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes, with the goal of making them not addictive. (Published Thursday, March 15, 2018)

    The Food and Drug Administration plans to try to make cigarettes less addictive by lowering the amount of nicotine in them, NBC News reports.

    The unprecedented move comes just nine years after the FDA got permission to regulate tobacco products.

    The FDA will propose the product-standard rule, Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Thursday, opening a long bureaucratic process.

    "This new regulatory step advances a comprehensive policy framework that we believe could help avoid millions of tobacco-related deaths across the country," he said in a statement.