The White House is expected to announce on Tuesday it intends to issue a rule requiring tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the United States to minimally or non-addictive levels, The Washington Post reported, citing a source familiar with the situation.

The initiative is expected to be unveiled as part of the government’s “unified agenda,” a compilation of planned federal regulatory actions released twice a year, the Post added.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Ottawa; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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