Electronic Cigarettes – Where Do You Stand?

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The American Heart Association (AHA) and the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) both weighed in recently on e-cigarettes.

The cardiologists of the AHA spoke out Monday, August 25th and urged that e-cigarettes be subject to the same laws that currently apply to tobacco products. Their recommendations included a government ban on the sales and marketing of e-cigarettes to young people.

One day later, the WHO recommended banning their use indoors until is “vaping” proven harmless to bystanders. To that end, it cited the need for regulation, in order to collect data and establish the effects of their use. The WHO also said the public needs to be protected and aware of their potential risks and benefits.

Both organizations fear serious health consequences for a whole new generation if regulation of e-cigarettes isn’t mandated soon.

Source: HealthDay, News for Healthier Living