For five decades, our volunteers and staff have worked to curb tobacco use and prevent death and disease caused by smoking. Now, the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, a new product on the tobacco landscape, demands our attention.
After a thorough examination of the available science, we’ve just released our first policy statement on e-cigarettes. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown had this to say on today's release:
In the just-released statement, you’ll find:
You can read more about this policy statement on the main AHA blog. Then, take a moment to tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Smoking poses the same risks to you as e-cigarettes! Anything other than oxygen and respiratory medications inhaled into the lungs should be prohibited
E cigarettes are another way to fool the public into thinking they are making a healthier choice!!
I have experienced first hand the vapors from one while dining in a restaurant it was awful.
I agree, we should standards for these products. Thank you FDA and AHA/ASA. Keep up the good work.
Nicotine is nicotine. E cigarettes is just another vehicle to deliver the drug.and still creates second hand exposure. Agree with the FDA and AHA/ASA
Yes, let's standards on e-cigarette and tobacco products before someone dies. These products are very harmful. Thanks AHA.
The use of e-cigarettes are as bad as tobacco products, these will kill you in the long run.Thank you AHA for getting the word out to the general public.
They should be treated the same way as cigarettes. Definitely should not be sold to minors or advertised as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking.
E-cigarettes and vaping products have grown very fast among college students on my campus. We were able to put in place a strong tobacco-free campus policy that prohibits e-cigarettes and vaping products in addition to traditional tobacco products. But, in that process, a core group of students argued for "smokers' rights" and "personal freedom," which echoes the advertising appeals for e-cigarettes. I've also noticed that when a quick product survey is offered on commercial websites, that one of the "premiums" for completing the survey is a free starter kit for e-cigarettes. Such practices and advertising must be stopped if we have a shot at creating a tobacco-free generation Thank you, American Heart Association, for taking this stand!
Thank you AHA, we are on the wright path to a smoke free community.