FDA Proposes Less Nicotine In Cigarettes To Fight Addiction

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday announced a comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation meant to stop new tobacco users from getting addicted, and lower the number of tobacco-related deaths. "But the nicotine in cigarettes is not directly responsible for the cancer, lung disease, and heart disease that kill hundreds of thousands of Americans each year". The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate nicotine levels but hasn't done so. "We are well prepared and look forward to participating in a thorough process to develop a comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation".

There's additional research underway to see how often people who smoke lower-nicotine cigarettes switch to e-cigarettes or other, less harmful tobacco products, he said.

Cigarettes kill 480,000 people in the USA each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Friday announced plans to delay for years a requirement that makers of cigars and e-cigarettes get agency approval for any products marketed after February 2007.

British American Tobacco's US subsidiary, Reynolds American Inc., said it was encouraged by Mr. Gottlieb's comments on the relative risks of different tobacco products.

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US smoking rates have been falling for decades.

There are obstacles to the plan, however, including figuring out to deal with the people now addicted to nicotine and finding the best ways to prevent people from smoking far more cigarettes in order to get the psychoactive effects of nicotine that they crave.

"The FDA plans to begin a public dialogue about lowering nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels through achievable product standards", the agency said in the announcement.

However, smoking in the United States is at an all-time low, with just 15 percent of adults still lighting up. Shares of Gillia tumbled 7% while British American Tobacco (BTI - Free Report) stock plunged 9%.

"This is just the USA regulator acting, but we can easily see others, particularly in Europe, where regulatory pressures are already extremely high, following suit".

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