Physicians' team calls for ban on the majority of vaping items

( HealthDay) The American Medical Organization (AMA) is requiring a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not accepted by the U.S. Fda to aid individuals quit smoking cigarette cigarettes.

The move is in action to a sharp rise in young people e-cigarette usage and an outbreak of greater than 2,000 health problems and 40-plus fatalities caused by vaping-related lung disease.

" The recent lung health problem episode has startled doctors and the more comprehensive public health and wellness area and beamed a light on the fact that we have very little evidence concerning the short- and long-term wellness consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping items," AMA head of state Dr. Patrice Harris said.

" It's basic we need to maintain pure nicotine items out of the hands of young people which's why we are asking for an immediate restriction on all e-cigarette and vaping items from the market," Harris claimed in a press release from the team.

Stopping kids from ever utilizing pure nicotine, Harris said it's "critical that there is study into nicotine-addiction therapies for this population."

The restriction on e-cigarettes as well as vaping items was just one of a number of anti-nicotine policies taken on at a current AMA meeting in San Diego.

Physicians, homeowners and medical students likewise called for funding of research study to analyze the safety and security as well as performance of e-cigarette and vaping items in helping individuals gave up cigarette smoking, and a study of medication as well as non-drug treatments for nicotine dependency in youngsters.

Pharmacies need to likewise stop marketing tobacco products, the group said.


In the past, the AMA has urged media companies to deny advertising and marketing that markets electronic cigarette products to youngsters and supported regulations making 21 the minimum age to purchase tobacco items, consisting of e-cigarettes.

"Considering that declaring e-cigarette usage and vaping an immediate public health and wellness epidemic in 2018, the AMA has actually promoted much more rigid policies to help protect our nation's youngsters from the unsafe results of cigarette as well as pure nicotine use," Harris stated.

"For years, we have led the public health battle to deal with the unsafe results of tobacco items, and we will certainly remain to sustain plans and guidelines targeted at avoiding one more generation from coming to be dependent on pure nicotine," Harris wrapped up.