Joe Biden’s government is considering Require tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels According to the newspaper’s report on Monday, all cigarettes sold in the United States contained non-drug content. The Wall Street Journal.
According to the New York newspaper citing “informed sources,” executives are considering raising the rule when the government must also disclose its deadlines regarding the government’s intentions regarding the financial crisis. The use of menthol cigarettes is prohibited.
Before next April 29, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must respond in court to citizens’ petition to ban the sale of mint wine products, announcing whether it intends to impose laws in this regard, and also increases the possibility of limiting nicotine content.
The rules addressing the amount of nicotine are designed to reduce this substance to such a low level that it leads to Cigarettes are no longer addictive, The goal is to encourage thousands of tobacco addicts to quit smoking or choose less harmful options, such as nicotine gum or e-cigarettes.
In the case of menthol products, the ban will seek Prevent young people from smoking.
Wall Street Journal Said, however, these two measures Implementation takes several years, They may face numerous legal disputes.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, formerly President Donald Trump, also intends to try to implement these regulations in the United States as part of the anti-tobacco bill he introduced in 2017, but It was forgotten when he was suspended in 2019.
Although nicotine is not the direct cause of cancer or other lung diseases, the FDA points out that it can cause tobacco addiction, and tobacco is associated with In the United States, about 480,000 people die every year.
The disclosed information about the possible implementation of these measures led to the Altria Group, the parent company of the Malboro brand The decline on Wall Street is more than 6% This Monday.