American Medical Association Calls for Total Ban of All E-Cigarette and Vaping Products

AMA calls for Immediate Ban of All Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices

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The American Medical Association called for a ban of all e-cigarettes and vaping products Tuesday at a policy-making meeting held in San Diego.

The group aims to lobby for laws, regulations, or legal action to achieve the ban.

AMA adopted the sweeping stance citing an increase in teen e-cigarette use and the recent outbreak of lung diseases linked to vaping.

The policy targets e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved to help people quit smoking.

In a statement, AMA president Dr. Patrice Harris said nicotine products should be kept out of young people.

The doctors’ group had previously sought bans on e-cigarette flavors and ads.