According to the White House Budget Office Tuesday, the Biden administration will propose a rule that would establish a maximum nicotine content in cigarettes and other tobacco products to reduce their addictiveness.
According to the White House Budget Office, the rule is expected to be in place by May 2023. It would make it easier for people who smoke to quit, and prevent young people from smoking, according to the document.
This proposal is made as the Biden administration doubles its efforts to combat cancer-related deaths.
The government announced earlier this year plans to lower the death rate due to cancer by at most 50% in the next 25-years.
Nicotine, the addictive ingredient in tobacco, is also known as nicotine. Many harmful chemicals in tobacco products can cause cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute, smoking cigarettes and being exposed to tobacco smoke each year causes approximately 480,000 premature deaths in the United States. Experts in health have said that it is the leading cause of preventable death.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer kills more than 7,300 people each year.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a long-awaited proposal to ban both menthol cigarettes and flavor cigars in April. This was seen as a significant victory by anti-smoking advocates.