A potential nicotine reduction by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could have a detrimental effect on tobacco farmers. Currently, there is no tobacco that naturally produces a small enough amount of nicotine to meet the nicotine standard being discussed.
The FDA issued the Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes, an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comment for consideration in developing a potential nicotine product standard.
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.