Just recently the ADA announced a new interim policy which calls for a total ban on all vaping products that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for tobacco cessation purposes. Additionally, the ADA said that Dentists must be prudent in protecting patients from harmful products.
The policy, which is in step with the American Medical Association’s new policies on vaping, states that the ADA will:
• Urgently advocate for regulatory, legislative, and/or legal action at the federal and/or state levels to ban the sale and distribution of all e-cigarette and vaping products, with the exception of those approved by the FDA for tobacco cessation purposes and made available by prescription only; and
• Advocate for research funding to study the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes and vaping products for tobacco cessation purposes and their effects on the oral cavity.
The ADA has long advocated for the development of a body of scientific research examining the oral effects of both tobacco and non-tobacco nicotine delivery products as part of the ADA policy on tobacco use.
In September, the ADA House of Delegates passed a resolution stipulating that the word “vaping” and any other alternative nicotine delivery systems be added to the existing ADA policy focused on tobacco use prevention, research and regulation. This new policy expands upon the Association’s 2016 tobacco policy, which calls for vaping devices to be regulated in the same manner as tobacco products.
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