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FDA moves forward on nicotine regulation in cigarettes

March 15, 2018


The Food and Drug Administration is taking the first steps toward implementing a rule about the maximum level of nicotine in combustible cigarettes, after an announcement of its plans last summer that rocked stocks of tobacco companies.

The agency is publishing an advanced notice of proposed rule-making, a first step in the process to require the level of nicotine in cigarettes be at minimally or nonaddictive levels.

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