The Southern Nevada Health District has issued a health advisory regarding electronic cigarettes in response to an increase in their use across the United States and in Clark County. The Health District encourages policymakers, healthcare providers, parents, and e-cigarette users to educate themselves regarding the harmful chemicals in these products and to limit their availability in the community.

It encourages lawmakers to include electronic cigarettes and all other types of devices in the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act and to treat them the same as traditional cigarettes. In addition, the Health District supports efforts to place age, marketing and flavor restrictions on e-cigarette devices, taxing electronic cigarette components as tobacco products, require tobacco retail licensure to sell the products, and restrict sales to minors.