American Medical Association calls for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4034
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

At its annual meeting the American Medical Association has called for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), battery powered devices that generate vaporized nicotine. They often resemble and are “smoked” like traditional cigarettes, and the nicotine solution is often flavored.

Public health officials have expressed concern that the devices will cause users to become addicted to nicotine and lead them to …

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