Leading addiction expert: proposed FDA nicotine rule likely to help more people quit smoking | VTx

Written by on June 23, 2022

A proposed FDA rule meant to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the United States would be a boon for improved health and could result in more people giving up smoking in favor of less dangerous forms of nicotine consumption, said a highly-cited expert in the science of addiction.

“Nicotine is the driving force of addictive quality of cigarettes," said Warren Bickel, a Virginia Tech professor of psychology and director of the

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