American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends age 21 to be sold tobacco and e-cigarettes (AAP press release)
- There is no scientific evidence that supports the efficacy or safety of e-cigarettes as a tobacco dependence treatment product. In fact, e-cigarette use among teens is associated with a higher likelihood of using regular tobacco and lower rates of smoking cessation. In 2014, more young adults reported using e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product.
- Smoking and other tobacco products that produce toxic emission should be prohibited in all workplaces, including bars, restaurants and health care facilities, and they should be banned in places where children live, learn and play, including sidewalks, recreational and sports facilities, entertainment venues, parks, schools and dormitories, and multi-unit housing. Smoke-free homes and smoke-free vehicles should be promoted.
- Child-resistant packaging is critically needed to protect curious young children from exposure to liquid nicotine, according to the AAP.
Read the AAP’s October 26, 2015 press release.
Read more in the AAP’s statements published in their journal Pediatrics on October 26, 2015:“Public Policy to Protect Children From Tobacco, Nicotine, and Tobacco Smoke.“and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems.