The great tobacco battle is continuing with a new report that the the U.S. government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive, per Global News in a Friday report.
According to the report, the Food and Drug Administration’s chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency’s staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the power since 2009 to regulate nicotine levels but hasn’t done so. Stocks of cigarette makers plunged after the announcement.
“A renewed focus on nicotine can help us to achieve a world where cigarettes no longer addict future generations of our kids,” Gottlieb said in a speech to staff in Silver Spring, Maryland.
You can read the full news on Global News’ webpage.