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Given the fact that for fifty years preceding the 1996 FDA assertion, it itself had explicitly denied that Congress had ever granted it authority over tobacco, the FDA could not now suddenly claim the opposite. In 2007, the Surgeon General, in an interview, endorsed the idea that the FDA not involve itself in the regulation of tobacco because the FDA was involved in the business of health promotion. Bringing it under the control of the FDA could give a false impression to the public that tobacco could be made into a safer product.
For nicotine, there are two broad subtypes: neuronal-type and muscle-type. They are further subdivided by their molecular make-up and their genetic similarities. Some are located only in the brain, some in the autonomic ganglia, and others only at the neuromuscular junction, the point at which the somatic nerves terminate on skeletal muscle. In total, nicotinic receptors contain 4 subfamilies comprising 17 subunits. This further sub-specialization allows the nicotinic receptor subtypes to differ in their response to various chemicals at muscle tissues and nervous tissues.
While this cycle may seem extreme, particularly when distinguishing the clear differences between nicotine addiction and other addictions, it illustrates why nicotine addiction may actually be far more difficult to quit. When facing the loss of one’s entire support system and one’s job, it is easier to see why one would want to quit. But when such overtly huge losses are not in jeopardy, the internal justification for continued use becomes all the more powerful, even though one’s health is at stake.