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Advocacy In Action - 8 July 2022

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Welcome to the latest edition of the ACOSH Advocacy in Action e-bulletin for 2022.
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Biden administration says it plans to cut nicotine in cigarettes

 

A significant move by the Biden administration could be the key to reduce smoking-related deaths.

“The Biden administration said Tuesday it plans to develop a rule requiring tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the United States to minimally or nonaddictive levels, an effort that, if successful, could have an unprecedented effect in slashing smoking-related deaths and threaten a politically powerful industry.”

“Supporters say slashing nicotine, the addictive ingredient in cigarettes, would be a milestone in public health that would save millions of lives over generations”

See the strategy to slash nicotine

 

The end of the illusion that smoking is a choice

 

In this guest essay, Dr Sarah Milov discusses how the FDA’s proposal to lower nicotine in cigarettes to less addictive levels will test Big Tobacco’s claim that smoking is a choice.

“Selling the cigarette has always involved selling both the illusion of choice and a product designed to preclude it.”

“The F.D.A.’s nicotine proposal is, at long last, an opportunity to test one of the industry’s core propositions. Only then will we truly see if smoking is a free adult choice rather than the consequence of addiction and skillful product design.”

Putting Big Tobacco’s claims to the test

 

Vapers’ facelift: new pitch, same sponsors

The vaping lobby exposed

 

 

Out now: Quit Smoking Weapons of Mass Distraction

Read the Introductory chapter for free
Order the book on Amazon

 

 

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