BUTT OUT! Biden Administration Cracks Down on Cigarettes, Vaping

The White House moved against the tobacco industry this week, announcing new rules for cigarettes and vaping devices across the country.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Nearly 90% of adult daily smokers got hooked on cigarettes before they turned 18.Photo: Jenny Kane/Associated Press

Fifteen years ago, a group of scientists, government officials and tobacco control veterans met to discuss a hypothesis: Could reducing nicotine in cigarettes break smokers’ addiction?

The scientific studies that stemmed from that discussion form the basis for a policy the Biden administration announced Tuesday. Under this plan, the Food and Drug Administration would require the elimination of nearly all nicotine from cigarettes sold in the U.S.