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FDA Proposes Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The FDA has proposed lowering nicotine levels in tobacco cigarettes to curb addiction. In an effort to regulate tobacco and nicotine, the agency announced an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. This new plan would strip cigarettes of all or most of their addictive power. If implemented, approximately 5 million adult…

Too much of a good thing

I know several people who chew nicotine gum every day…years after quitting smoking. In today’s NYTimes, “Chew, but Not for Long,” shows how even an over-the-counter product like nicotine gum can create its own problems if used for longer than recommended. Remember, when your health care provider suggests an over the…