TCORS Speaker - Eric Donny, University of Pittsburgh

TCORS Eric Donny

In 2009, passage of the Tobacco Control Act granted the FDA the authority to set product standards for nicotine content in cigarettes if such action is likely to benefit public health. Such action could reduce the prevalence of smoking by decreasing the likelihood that new users will become dependent and increasing the likelihood that current users will stop smoking.  The regulatory science pertaining to the risks and benefits of reducing nicotine in cigarettes will be a critical determinant of FDA action.