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Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Legal and Scientific Infirmities of Legislating Nicotine Reduction

Barbara Pfeffer Billauer (Institute of World Politics), The Legal and Scientific Infirmities of Legislating Nicotine Reduction, Genetic Literacy Project (2022):

Biden’s proposal to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to “minimally or non-addictive” levels is devoid of both a scientific and legal basis. This article explores the infirmities in the supposed science raised to support the proposal, critiques the deficiencies in the mathematical modeling techniques used, and demonstrates that the threshold for nicotine addiction is currently unknown and that nicotine dose responses are variable in the population. Additionally, and has a strong genetic component that should be evaluated before the policy is formulated. Without understanding the science involved, any legal threshold would be speculative and hence infirm.

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