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FDA Mulls over Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

FDA Mulls over Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The FDA says that its goal is to ensure that the agency has the scientific and regulatory foundation to implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, and make certain that it is striking an appropriate balance between regulation and encouraging innovative tobacco products that may be less unsafe than cigarettes. But Gottlieb said the agency would study regulating nicotine levels with a view toward the "FDA's potential to render cigarettes minimally addictive or non-addictive".

Any plan to get the tobacco industry to create lower-nicotine cigarettes will be a lengthy process. E-cigarette users were identified from the most recent survey in 2014/15, and smoking quit rates were obtained from those who had reported smoking cigarettes 12 months before the survey.

Even though e-cigarettes or vapes have helped smokers to reduce smoking or helped them in quitting, it is still not clear whether it's a safe option for them for using it.

The U.S. FDA and World Health Organization are clearly shifting focus towards lowering nicotine levels in tobacco cigarettes.

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It's not the nicotine in cigarettes that causes lung cancer and lung disease, but rather the other chemicals released from burning tobacco, he said. Following up on that, the FDA has announced a regulatory plan that could shift the trajectory on tobacco-related disease and death. One of the biggest: the addictive component of cigarettes will have to go away. In fact, based on the FDA's proposed approach to potentially mandate non-addictive levels of nicotine in tobacco cigarettes, 22nd Century Group might be the only company that can deliver such a product.

Gottlieb also held out the possibility that premium cigars would be exempted from FDA oversight, but the overall outlook for traditional tobacco products appeared grim. "What we are seeing here is that FDA, under the framing of a new approach, is weakening public health protection for e-cigarettes and cigars, and they are punting protection for kids down the road for five years". The manufacturers are expected to continue marketing the products while the reviewing of the application is done by the FDA.

The FDA rolled out a second major announcement at the same time.

In addition, regulations that outline the details on the information the agency expects to be included in the Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP), Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTAs), and reports to demonstrate Substantial Equivalence (SE) are meant to be released by the agency.


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