The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network along with the American Heart Association and The American Lung Association are holding a special policy briefing today to inform legislators about the safety concerns of e-cigarettes Tuesday.
Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to grant e-cigarette productions special status under Michigan’s current tobacco laws.
The bill would allow e-cigarettes to be exempt from current tobacco control laws.
Only a limited numbers of studies have been conducted to examined the side effects of e-cigarette vapor.
There are also concerns over studies which show e-cigarettes usage among middle and high school students has increased from 3.3% to 6.8% between 2011 and 2012.
There are over 250 types of e-cigarettes currently on the market.
The briefing will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Lansing at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Capitol Advocacy Center.