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E-cigarettes could addict a new generation of youth to nicotine, doctors are told

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5728 (Published 28 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5728
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The US Food and Drug Administration should regulate e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as it does other tobacco products, imposing similar age restrictions and banning their advertising and media promotion, the American Academy of Pediatrics has said in a policy statement1 released on 26 October at its national conference, held in Washington, DC.

“There is a critical need for ENDS regulation, legislative action, and counter-promotion to protect youth. ENDS have the potential to addict a new generation of youth to nicotine and reverse more than 50 years of progress in tobacco control,” the academy said.

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