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Action is needed now to reduce or prevent adolescents from accessing and using electronic cigarettes, the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes in a new scientific statement. Current scientific evidence indicates that use of these vaping products has harmful effects on health that can accrue over time, leading to an increased risk for cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in long-term users, the writing group says. "Inhaling any foreign substance can have effects on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems," writing group chair Loren E. Wold, PhD, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, says in an AHA news release.