"This data could be helpful to FDA in gauging public sentiment and tailoring its messaging if the agency chooses to move forward with such regulation," said Pearson.While tobacco company executives testified before Congress in 1994 that they believed cigarettes were not addictive, the courts have found that Big Tobacco intentionally manipulated its products' nicotine levels in order to create and sustain addiction. Scientists continue to study the extent to which nicotine changes the brain and drives addiction. "It is possible that early nicotine exposure on the developing brain for young teens who smoke or children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy could result in more long-lasting or permanent changes in the structure and functions of the brain," said David Abrams, PhD, Executive Director of the Schroeder Institute.
Nearly Half Of Americans Would Support Reducing Nicotine In Cigarettes If And When The FDA Exerts Its Authority To Act On It
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