Cigarettes Actually Multiply Smokers' Population than Reducing Smoking Rates

Cigarettes Actually Multiply Smokers' Population than Reducing Smoking Rates

"We look forward to working with FDA on its science-based review of nicotine levels in cigarettes and to build on the opportunity of establishing a regulatory framework that is based on tobacco harm reduction and recognizes the continuum of risk", said James Figlar, executive vice president for research and development for Reynolds.

The agency announced last summer that it wants to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels.

The FDA is seeking public comment and input on the appropriate potential maximum nicotine level, how to implement a product standard (at once or gradually) and what unintended consequences may ensue from lowering nicotine levels. Additionally, the current smoking rate of 15% could drop as low as 1.4% and more than 8 million tobacco-related deaths could be avoided through the end of the century, according to the statement.

Gottlieb said on Twitter this is a "historic first step".

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Earlier today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed a plan to regulate tobacco production by stripping cigarettes of their highly-addictive nicotine properties to nonaddictive levels.

Cutting nicotine to 0.5 milligram or less could help about 5 million adults smokers to quit within one year and prevent more than 33 million people from becoming regular smokers by the year 2100.

Tobacco kills more than 480,000 Americans each year and costs $300 billion a year in health care. "In order to successfully address cigarette addiction, we must make it possible for current adult smokers who still seek nicotine to get it from alternative and less harmful sources".

Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, an anti-smoking group, said the action will have "enormous significance" - if the agency moves quickly through the process of developing and adopting a final rule.

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"It would be the most significant public health proposal we have seen from the USA government in the last 20 years", Myers said. For instance, will smokers turn to illicitly imported products, or simply smoke more cigarettes?

Tobacco companies have carefully engineered their products to be as addictive as possible, said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.

An additional wave of rule making will explore the role that premium cigars and flavors, including menthol, play in tobacco use.

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