Amid a lung illness outbreak, the American Medical Association urges the public to avoid e-cigarette or any sort of vapes until health officials further investigate and understand the cause of these illnesses. In addition to recommending anyone who has recently used e-cigarette products to seek medical care promptly if they experience any adverse health effects, the AMA also suggests prior users beware of symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath or chest pain.
The association also called on health care physicians to make sure their patients are aware of the dangers of e-cigarettes, including toxins and carcinogens, and swiftly report any suspected cases of lung illness associated with e-cigarette use to their state or local health department. We took a closer look and here’s everything we were able to curate about the issue at hand.
The heart of the medical association
The physicians’ most powerful ally inpatient care, the American Medical Association is the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders. Always on a charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises, the AMA drives the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.
A run towards a good cause
According to the American Medical Association, or popularly known as the AMA, the use of e-cigarettes and vaping is an urgent public health epidemic that is currently sweeping across the country. In addition to urging the U.S.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed up the regulation of e-cigarettes and remove all unregulated products from the market, the association had also all on the FDA to immediately ban flavors, as well as marketing practices, that enhance the appeal of e-cigarette products to youth.