American Heart Association Presses for Strict Federal Controls on E-Cigarettes

The American Heart Association says e-cigarettes are dangerous gateway products that cause nicotine addiction and should be subject to strict federal controls for minor-aged use.

The group published its statement into the journal Circulation. Among its views: Ban e-cigarettes for minors, tightly regulate the product’s marketing and ban vapors that have flavors because they entice youngsters to try the product, Medical News Today reported.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that allow the user to inhale flavored, vaporized nicotine-laced substances — albeit some solutions don’t even contain nicotine.