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The White House plans to limit the amount of nicotine in cigarettes sold in the United States. Nicotine is not only harmful to health but also addictive.

The United States wants a significant reduction in the amount of nicotine in cigarettes
The United States wants a significant reduction in the amount of nicotine in cigarettes
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US President Joe Biden’s administration plans to introduce a law that would limit the amount of nicotine in cigarettes and other tobacco products sold in the United States, so that Decreased ability to become addicted. The announcement was made by the White House Budget Office.

The law is expected to be passed in May 2023, and it is hoped that the decision will not only make it easier for smokers to get rid of the addiction, but also save the younger generation from smoking. Will

To that end, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will draft and pass a law, but hopefully the US tobacco industry will immediately challenge it. As a result, it is thought that the rule could take years to implement, or that it could be withdrawn by a future administration that is sympathetic to the tobacco industry.

“Nicotine has a lot of addictive potential,” said FDA Commissioner Robert Calf. He adds, “Cigarettes and other tobacco products have the potential to be minimally addictive or completely devoid of them, saving lives.”

The results of a FDA-funded study published in 2018 found that “low-nicotine cigarettes are not only smoked in smaller quantities than regular cigarettes, but also because of their dependence on nicotine or its There is also a reduction in addiction. ”

An FDA-funded study found that if the nicotine reduction policy had been implemented in 2020, more than 33 million people would have quit smoking by now, and by 2021 The 8 million deaths caused by tobacco could have been avoided.

However, the tobacco industry does not recognize these studies and argues that in such a case people will smoke more cigarettes.

In addition to nicotine, tobacco products contain many other dangerous chemicals that cause cancer. The proposal by the US government comes at a time when Biden’s administration is redoubling its efforts to prevent cancer deaths. Earlier this year, the US government announced a plan to reduce the number of cancer deaths by 50 percent over the next 25 years.

Smoking in the United States is much lower than in Europe and its rate has been declining in recent years, but according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it still causes 480,000 deaths each year. Each year, 7,300 people die of cancer who do not smoke themselves but are exposed to secondhand smoke.

According to the FDA, the smoking rate in the United States is currently 12.5 percent of adults. In April of this year, the FDA issued a long-awaited ban on menthol and other flavored cigarettes, which was hailed as a major success by anti-smokers.

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