The Canadian Lung Association’s Position Statement on Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes)
Based on the current scientific evidence and recommendations from the World Health Organization, Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Canadian Lung Association has determined electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are potentially harmful to lung health and are NOT an approved smoking cessation product aid. There are many Health Canada approved therapies to help someone quit smoking; the e-cigarette is NOT one of them.
The Canadian Lung Association is calling for:
• More research into the potential health effects of e-cigarettes.
• Legislation to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes until e-cigarettes are properly researched and receive Health Canada approval.
• All laws related to smoke-free areas should include e-cigarettes.