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.

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