Smoking - Beginning of the end?

Millions of Americans still use tobacco products, despite risks

"This is the single most controversial - and frankly, divisive - issue I've seen in my 40 years studying tobacco control policy", said Kenneth Warner, professor emeritus at University of Michigan's school of public health.

In a two-pronged plan, the FDA aims to significantly cut the amount of nicotine in cigarettes and review a number of cigarette alternatives with lower amounts of nicotine that could be less addictive and wean smokers off the drug, according to The Associated Press.

Recent studies indicate that when the smoker begins to smoke cigarettes with less nicotine, smokes less and increases the chances of quitting.

The FDA is expected to start a testing process that could take years to control the nicotine in cigarettes.

Regulatory moves that could one day make smoking an obsolete habit get underway next week when US regulators hold a public meeting on a closely watched cigarette alternative. One in five Americans was still using tobacco products as of 2015. This is different from e-cigarettes, which don't use tobacco at all but instead vaporize liquid usually containing nicotine. The new product could go on sale in February if approved.

Product coverage: Cigars and Cigarillos, Smoking Tobacco. But others are more open to the idea of alternatives to get people away from cigarettes, the deadliest form of tobacco.

Tobacco companies have been talking about safer cigarettes since the 1950s, but all their claims turned out to be false. In some cases the introduction of these products, such as filtered and "low tar" cigarettes, propped up cigarette sales and kept millions of Americans smoking. Among those who reported smoking daily, the average number of cigarettes smoked per day fell from about 17 cigarettes in 2005 to 14 in 2016.

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They are also confronted with their manipulation of public opinion and the government's efforts to combat smoking.

Cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans each year and is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States.

"The fact that illegal cigarettes have increased drastically despite the ban on small packs in 2010, shows that enforcement alone will not solve this alarming problem and proves that smoking initiation has been due to illegal cigarettes, not small packs", it said.

"This is not an industry that is legitimately interested in saving lives", said Erikak Sward of the National Lung Association.

But some industry observers say this time will be different.

"The environment has changed, technology has changed, the companies themselves have changed". The remaining tobacco users chose e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, dip, snus, and dissolvable tobacco.


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