(Associated Press) – The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes.

In a Monday opinion piece for The New York Times, Dr. Vivek Murthy said that social media is a contributing factor in the mental health crisis among young people.

Murthy said that the use of just a warning label wouldn’t make social media safe for young people, but would be a part of the steps needed.