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US to drastically reduce nicotine content in cigarettes: reports

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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden’s administration is set to announce a new policy requiring cigarette producers to reduce nicotine to non-addictive levels, US media reported Tuesday — a move that would deal a powerful blow to the tobacco industry. If successful, the policy could save millions of lives by the end of the century, and shape a future where cigarettes are no longer responsible for addiction and debilitating disease. The initiative could be announced as soon as Tuesday, the Washington Post said, quoting a person familiar with the matter.  It would require the Food and Drug Ad…

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