Tobacco use, primarily from cigarettes, kills more than 480,000 Americans every year, costing the country nearly $300 billion in direct health care costs and lost productivity, FDA said. | Getty
The FDA is considering setting a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes for the first time to make them less addictive and is seeking public feedback ahead of issuing a proposed rule.
Lowering nicotine levels will make it harder for future generations to become dependent on cigarettes and make it easier for current smokers to quit or switch to less harmful products, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. The agency is seeking public comment on the proposal.
“There is no other single action our country can take that would prevent more young people from smoking or save more lives,” Matthew Myers,