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Nicotine is addictive, says advisory panel in US

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:429
  1. J Roberts

    The US took a step closer to regulating cigarettes last week when an advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that nicotine is addictive. The panel had been asked to determine whether nicotine is addictive, whether an addictive threshold exists, and, if so, what that threshold is. The nine doctors and scientists heard testimonies from health and tobacco experts during a nine hour hearing. Cigars and other tobacco products were not discussed because nicotine doses in …

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