The Medical Society of New Jersey is urging residents to stop using e-cigarette products.
“The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) joins with the American Medical Association and other public health authorities to urge New Jersey residents to discontinue the use of e-cigarette products until more is learned about the causes of vaping-related lung disease across the country,” the organization’s president, Dr. Marc Levine, told NJBIZ.
Levine said that people should see their physician to access nicotine addiction treatment and referral to counseling services. Levine also said that the New Jersey Department of Health has a wealth of resources available to the public at https://www.tobaccofreenj.com/.
“I encourage all physicians to be mindful of the significant increase in vaping-related lung disease and take the extra effort to urge their patients to discontinue the use of e-cigarette products at this time,” said Levine.
Senate Bill 992 , would prohibit pharmacies from selling any tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, but the ban would not extend to products that are used exclusively for medical marijuana. In its Sept. 10 meeting, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee approved SB992 in a 6-2 vote. Senate Bill 1647, barring businesses from offering any coupons, rebates and other price-cut offerings for tobacco and e-cigarettes, was approved in a 7-1 vote.