According to Time, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that the minimum age to buy tobacco products be raised to 21.
In three policy statements published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, the AAP offers its guidance on what should happen within public policy, regulation and family counseling for reducing exposure and dependence on tobacco.
“This includes age restrictions, taxes, bans on advertising to youth, and bans on flavored products that are particularly attractive to youth,” according to an AAP statement.
The organization recommends that the age at which people can purchase tobacco and e-cigarette products be raised to 21, and it recommends that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulate e-cigarettes as they do other products like conventional cigarettes. The AAP also says liquid nicotine poses serious consequences if in the hands of a child. In 2014, the AAP reports that over 3,000 calls were made concerning liquid nicotine exposure.