The Biden administration is weighing requiring tobacco companies to lower the level of nicotine in cigarettes so they are no longer addictive, according to a report.
The issue is being considered as administration officials approach an end-of-the-month deadline whether it will ban menthol cigarettes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration must respond by April 29 to a petition to ban menthol cigarettes by disclosing whether it is pursuing such a policy.
The administration is weighing three options – banning menthol, reducing nicotine levels or both, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.
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