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US to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes; points to e-cigs as “lower-risk alternative” for smokers

US to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes; points to e-cigs as “lower-risk alternative” for smokers

In a surprise move on Friday, the United States’ Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said that it will require tobacco companies to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The announcement is seen as “a major regulatory shift designed to […]

Feature: Quit or die – is total ban on new nicotine products the right direction to go?

Feature: Quit or die – is total ban on new nicotine products the right direction to go?

The emergence of “harm-reduction” products raises questions about the government’s moral responsibility to allow instead of banning them The Singapore government has a goal of reducing the country’s smoking rate to “below 10 per cent by 2020”. It is a laudable target but it has […]