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January 31, 2018

FDA ends nicotine addiction experiment on squirrel monkeys | CASAA

Earlier this month, the FDA announced it was permanently ending nicotine addiction experiments on monkeys that were part of the agency’s potential effort to force cigarette manufacturers to lower the nicotine content of their products. CASAA commended this decision and urges the FDA not to resume these misguided studies or rely on their flawed results to inform public policy that affects more than 38 million Americans.Presently, the biggest mistake made in tobacco and nicotine research is taking research results that may only inform theory or provide foundational knowledge and using them to support policy. This practice is not only grossly unscientific, it is a recipe for the construction of harmful policies.

Source: FDA ends nicotine addiction experiment on squirrel monkeys | CASAA

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