Should e-cigarettes come with a warning label?

March 27, 2019 - 3:00 am

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're concerned about kids smoking e-cigarettes, you should be. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Surgeon General have issued strong warnings, but parents may not be listening. Only one in five parents who use e-cigarettes have strict rules against vaping in their homes and cars. 

Professors at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard suggest there is a need for a warning label that people should never vape in any area they would not smoke a cigarette. 

Many people think e-cigarettes emit just water, but there is no water in these products. It is a sticky glue that becomes an ultra-fine aerosol with tiny particles, which get inhaled deep into the lungs.