American Heart Association Takes Stance on E-cigarettes

In this 11 Call For Action Alert, the American Heart Association wants stricter rules when it comes to e-cigarettes.

They especially want to change how they are marketed and prevent access to kids.

The AHA is concerned that e-cigarettes are another way for young people to get addicted to nicotine. And they say e-cigarettes should be a last resort if you're trying to quit smoking.

"Nicotine is still a drug and it is addictive, so I do believe there should be stricter regulations. Even though I enjoy it, I do believe there should be stricter regulations," said Laura Williams, who uses e-cigarettes.

"It's still kind of a cigarette because it still has tobacco and nicotine in it, so even though it doesn't have all the chemicals that cigarettes have, you're still getting that nicotine in your system," said Brittany Gillaspie, who wants tougher rules for e-cigarettes.

The AHA is calling for e-cigarettes to be held to the same laws that apply to other tobacco products, and they also want a ban on the more than 7,000 flavors that are now available.

The AHA believes there needs to be more research to see how e-cigarettes impact people's health, and in the meantime, they remain cautious about them.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 272704301 - kktv.com/a?a=272704301
Gray Television, Inc.