Doctors' team calls for ban on the majority of vaping products

( HealthDay) The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a restriction on all e-cigarettes and also vaping items not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist individuals give up cigarette smoking tobacco cigarettes.

The move is in feedback to a sharp surge in youth e-cigarette usage and an episode of more than 2,000 illnesses as well as 40-plus fatalities triggered by vaping-related lung health problem.

" The recent lung disease episode has alarmed medical professionals and the broader public wellness community and shined a light on the reality that we have really little evidence about the brief- and also long-term wellness consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping products," AMA head of state Dr. Patrice Harris claimed.

" It's easy we need to keep nicotine items out of the hands of young people which's why we are calling for an instant ban on all e-cigarette and also vaping products from the market," Harris claimed in a press release from the group.

Besides protecting against kids from ever before utilizing nicotine, Harris said it's "important that there is research study right into nicotine-addiction therapies for this populace."

The ban on e-cigarettes as well as vaping products was one of a number of anti-nicotine policies taken on at a recent AMA conference in San Diego.

Doctors, citizens and medical trainees likewise asked for funding of research to assess the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarette and vaping products in aiding people stopped smoking cigarettes, and also a study of medicine as well as non-drug therapies for nicotine addiction in youngsters.

Pharmacies need to also quit selling tobacco products, the team said.


In the past, the AMA has prompted media firms to turn down marketing that markets e-cigarette items to youngsters and sustained laws making 21 the minimum age to purchase cigarette products, including e-cigarettes.

"Given that stating e-cigarette use as well as vaping an urgent public health epidemic in 2018, the AMA has actually promoted more rigid plans to assist shield our nation's youngsters from the harmful results of cigarette as well as pure nicotine use," Harris claimed.

"For years, we have led the public wellness battle to fight the damaging effects of tobacco products, as well as we will certainly continue to sustain plans as well as regulations focused on stopping an additional generation from ending up being depending on pure nicotine," Harris wrapped up.