American Heart Association: E-Cigs Are 'Trojan Horse of Nicotine'



The American Heart Association, an old foe of the tobacco industry, has taken an official position in the debate over electronic cigarettes.

It's not a fan.

In a policy statement issued Sunday, the organization called for stricter regulation of the battery operated devices which contain nicotine, but not tobacco, and produce vapor instead of smoke.

"Recent studies raise concerns that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to traditional tobacco products for the nation's youth, and could renormalize smoking in our society," said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association.