I'm sorry, but this has to be one of the dumbest things I've seen yet. They want to reduce the levels of a naturally occurring chemical in a plant? Make me wonder how many other things in my life are genetically modified. Not to mention the fact that reduced levels will only cause smokers to smoke more to achieve the same level of nicotine. All this is, is another ploy for the government to control our lives further, put more of our hard earned money in their pockets, and further deepen the pockets of big tobacco. They could truly care less about your health as state and federal get as much as $4 per pack in taxes. You do the math.