The Biden administration is moving forward on a plan to eliminate nearly all nicotine in cigarettes, a policy that would hit the $95 billion US cigarette industry and, health officials say, prompt millions to follow. quit smoking,
The plan, unveiled on Tuesday as part of the administration’s agenda for regulatory actions, likely won’t be effective for several years. The Food and Drug Administration plans to publish a proposed rule in May 2023. It will then invite public comments before publishing the final rule. Tobacco companies can then sue, further delaying the implementation of the policy.