Nov 20, 2019 - Health

American Medical Association calls for ban on vaping products

A man vaping

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The American Medical Association called Tuesday for a ban on e-cigarettes and vaping devices and announced that it will lobby for state and federal laws, regulations and legal action to do so, per the AP.

Why it matters: The doctors' group said the action was prompted by a surge in underage teen vaping and the recent U.S. outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping that has killed at least 42 people and affected more than 2,000.

The big picture: The AMA declared its support for a ban on the same day that New York filed a lawsuit against vaping giant Juul for allegedly preying on and misleading teenagers with its ads and for failing to warn consumers about potential health risks associated with using its products.

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