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Thread: FDA: cigarette of the future could be non-addictive

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    FDA: cigarette of the future could be non-addictive

    1. Create a non-addictive cigarette. We have the authority given to us by Congress to reduce nicotine in cigarettes down to nearly zero,” Zeller said. Since nicotine is the addictive chemical in cigarettes, teens who start smoking products that are almost nicotine-free could, in theory, never get hooked in the first place. Researchers now have access to 9 million cigarettes with varying amounts of nicotine to start testing whether products with lower amounts will lead to less addiction among new smokers. But don’t expect an ultra-low-nicotine product for at least a few years, Zeller added, since the studies are just beginning.

    The wrinkle: Smokers already hooked on nicotine might find the new products seriously lacking, and they might need better nicotine replacement products than those currently on the market to help them overcome their cravings.
    FDA: cigarette of the future could be non-addictive - Health - Boston.com

    So the underlying message from the FDA is .......... Nicotine is bad .... Mmmkay.

    But apparently BigPharma nic is ok, even over extended periods ...................


    Nicotine Replacement Therapy Labels May Change

    Now, the Food and Drug Administration—after reviewing scientific research on the safety of NRT products sold over the counter (OTC)—has decided that some warnings and limitations specified in the directions for use on the labels of these products are no longer necessary to make sure they are used safely and effectively to quit smoking.

    The changes that FDA is allowing to these labels reflect the fact that although any nicotine-containing product is potentially addictive, decades of research and use have shown that NRT products sold OTC do not appear to have significant potential for abuse or dependence.

    The changes being recommended by FDA include a removal of the warning that consumers should not use an NRT product if they are still smoking, chewing tobacco, using snuff or any other product that contains nicotine—including another NRT.
    Nicotine Replacement Therapy Labels May Change

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    "Researchers now have access to 9 million cigarettes with varying amounts of nicotine to start testing whether products with lower amounts will lead to less addiction among new smokers. But don’t expect an ultra-low-nicotine product for at least a few years, Zeller added, since the studies are just beginning."

    Hmmm this begs the Question , Does this now make the FDA responsible for supplying a product of addiction if the NEW smokers that are introduced to it become addicted and move onto regular ciggies at some point ?
    How can you say "mkaaay smoking tobacco is bad for you , but we have this OTHER smoking tobacco thing with ONE of the 4000 chemicals taken out ... and thats fine , even tho its the OTHER 3999 chemicals and the ignition and inhaling of them which are linked to health problems ? " over simplistic and very inaccurate I know , but the logic defies me ...
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    I remember back in the late 70s a tobacco farmer telling me that there is tobacco out there with 0 nic so why is it going to take years?
    My biggest fear is that I might die and my missus will sell my vape gear for what I told her it cost

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    I'd prefer somebody to be 'addicted' so something not that harmful (ecigs) than be not addicted to something that could cause harm (cigs). Its all just topsy-turvy to me. If the fda are so concerned with addiction per se why haven't they gone after coffee/process sugar etc. Sigh.
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