Doctors' group asks for restriction on many vaping products

( HealthDay) The American Medical Association (AMA) is asking for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the UNITED STATE Fda to help individuals stop smoking cigarettes tobacco cigarettes.

The step is in reaction to a sharp increase in young people e-cigarette use and also an outbreak of more than 2,000 health problems as well as 40-plus deaths triggered by vaping-related lung illness.

" The recent lung ailment outbreak has surprised physicians and also the broader public health community and radiated a light on the reality that we have very little evidence regarding the short- as well as lasting wellness consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping items," AMA head of state Dr. Patrice Harris claimed.

" It's basic we need to maintain pure nicotine products out of the hands of youths which's why we are asking for a prompt ban on all e-cigarette and also vaping items from the market," Harris claimed in a press release from the team.

Besides avoiding kids from ever utilizing nicotine, Harris stated it's "vital that there is research right into nicotine-addiction therapies for this population."

The restriction on e-cigarettes and vaping items was just one of a variety of anti-nicotine policies taken on at a current AMA conference in San Diego.

Doctors, residents and also medical trainees likewise asked for funding of research to analyze the security as well as efficiency of e-cigarette and vaping items in aiding people stopped cigarette smoking, and also a study of drug as well as non-drug therapies for nicotine dependency in young people.


Pharmacies need to additionally quit marketing tobacco items, the team claimed.

In the past, the AMA has urged media firms to deny advertising and marketing that markets e cig products to young people and also supported regulations making 21 the minimum age to buy tobacco items, consisting of e-cigarettes.

"Considering that declaring e-cigarette usage as well as vaping an immediate public health and wellness epidemic in 2018, the AMA has actually pushed for a lot more strict policies to assist safeguard our nation's youths from the damaging effects of tobacco and pure nicotine use," Harris claimed.

"For years, we have led the public wellness battle to combat the damaging results of cigarette products, and also we will continue to sustain policies and laws aimed at stopping another generation from becoming based on nicotine," Harris concluded.