Group’s policy statement also calls for ban on marketing, sales to young people.
Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same laws that apply to tobacco products, and the federal government should ban the marketing and sale of e-cigarettes to young people, a new American Heart Association policy statement says.
The group also called for thorough and continuous research on e-cigarette use, marketing and long-term health effects.
“Over the last 50 years, 20 million Americans died because of tobacco. We are fiercely committed to preventing the tobacco industry from addicting another generation of smokers,” Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association (AHA), said in an association news release.