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US Seeks to Limit Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Cigarettes are arranged for a photograph in Tokyo, Japan, on

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The Biden administration said it will issue a new rule mandating tobacco companies cut nicotine levels in cigarettes in a bid to reduce smoking-related deaths in the US. 

The Food and Drug Administration will draft a rule to remove most nicotine from cigarettes, according to a notice of a proposed rule posted on the US Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.