Study: Large Increase In Cigarette Nicotine Levels

January 20, 2014 7:32 AM

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) – Cigarettes now contain more nicotine, and are more addictive than researchers had previously believed.

A study from the Department of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts Medical School finds that cigarettes’ “nicotine yield” has sharply increased in the past fifteen years, with the average cigarette delivering nearly 15 percent more nicotine than in 1997.

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