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Altria Thinks Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Lead to About a Million Lost Jobs

Uliana Pavlova
Altria Thinks Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Could Lead to About a Million Lost Jobs

Altria Group Inc. says lower nicotine means lower employment -- to the tune of almost a million jobs. As the comment period on proposed new rules for cigarettes came to an end Monday, the tobacco industry has weighed in. It’s predicting dire consequences if the Food and Drug Administration carries out a plan it’s considering that would lower nicotine in cigarettes by as much as 97 percent.