More Nicotine in Cigarettes

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U.S.  Report: More Nicotine in Cigarettes

By Steve Leblanc, The Associated Press
Tuesday, August 29, 2006; 3:56 PM

BOSTON -- The level of nicotine found in U.S. cigarettes has risen about 10 percent in the past six years, making it harder to quit and easier to get hooked, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Health.

The study shows a steady climb in the amount of nicotine delivered to the lungs of smokers regardless of brand, with overall nicotine yields increasing by about 10 percent.

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