United States To Propose Limiting Levels Of Nicotine In Cigarettes


The government of the United States is planning to propose a rule for establishing a maximum nicotine level in the cigarettes and several other tobacco products in an attempt for making the products less addictive.

The rule is going to be designed with the goal of making it much easier for the users of tobacco to quit and providing help in preventing the young people from becoming regular smokers. The proposal comes as the administration of Joe Biden, president of the United States doubles down on fighting the cancer-related deaths.

Earlier 2022, the government of the United States has announced the plans for decreasing the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent in the upcoming 25 years. Nicotine has been addictive substance in tobacco and the tobacco products also contain several harmful chemicals and most of which can possibly cause cancer.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States, the use of tobacco has been costing around 300 billion dollars a year in direct healthcare and the lost productivity. Cigarette smoking and the exposure to tobacco smoke has been causing about 480,000 premature deaths every year in the United States and the health experts have said that, it has been the biggest cause of the preventable deaths.

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In April 2022, the US FDA has also issued a long and awaited proposal for banning the menthol cigarettes and the flavoured cigars, which has seen a major victory for the advocates of anti-smoking.