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A new study finds that many Americans support reducing nicotine in cigarettes to prevent people from becoming addicted to smoking.

In a survey of 511 nonsmokers and 510 smokers ages 18 and older, HealthDay reports that two-thirds support reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to non-addictive levels.

Researchers also found that 77 percent would support the reduction to non-addictive levels if doing so would reduce the number of children who became addicted to cigarettes.

According to study author Gregory Connolly, director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control at the Harvard School of Public Health, a ban on cigarettes was supported by 43 percent of survey respondents.

The study was published online in the American Journal of Public Health.



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