Statement of the American Lung Association on the FDA's Action Against Electronic Cigarette Distributors

Washington, DC (September 9, 2010)

The American Lung Association welcomes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) action against five electronic cigarette distributors for various violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act including unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing practices.

The American Lung Association urges consumers not to use e-cigarettes or any other products that are not approved by the FDA. Until the FDA determines that e-cigarettes are safe and effective for consumers, the FDA should require their immediate removal from the marketplace.

For assistance with quitting smoking or for additional questions about lung health, please call the American Lung Associations Lung HelpLine at 1-800-548-8252.


About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.  For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: