FDA makes sharper vision protesting combustible cigarettes, along with a key focus on the Nicorette that has been a brand name for number of nicotine replacement items since decades including nicotine patches, gum, etc.
FDA commissioner, Scott Gotlieb said in a statement, “With that in mind, we’re taking a pivotal step today that could ultimately bring us closer to our vision of a world where combustible cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction—making it harder for future generations to become addicted in the first place and allowing more currently addicted smokers to quit or switch to potentially less harmful products.”
According to the most recent statement released on Thursday by the FDA’s Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., calls one stricter initiative against tobacco, adding more strength to his last July’s efforts to tackle smoking. The move is government’s one of the major initiatives been taken since mid of 1960, in order to restrict tobacco usage.
Operational head of the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps of the United States, the Surgeon General indicated an association between the use of tobacco and higher risk of developing lung cancer and increased risk of early mortality by 70 per cent than non- smokers, in 1964.
Dr. Michael Fiore, director at the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health said that, “There’s no magic bullet as far as quitting smoking, but I think the contribution of NRTs has been an important one. Smoking is a very complex physical and social dependency, but nicotine replacement therapy has allowed people who want to quit being able to do so.”