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Is second hand vaping harmful?
The VIP E Cigarette team bring you the results from a recent study that shows the second-hand vaping has no effect on the health of those around you.
Second-hand Exposure From Electronic Cigarettes
Introduction: Electronic cigarettes (commonly referred as e-cigarettes) are designed to generate inhalable nicotine aerosol (vapor). When an e-cigarette user takes a puff, the nicotine solution is heated and the vapor taken into lungs. Although no side stream vapor is generated between puffs, some of the mainstream vapor is exhaled by e-cigarette user. The aim of the study was to evaluate the secondhand exposure to nicotine and other tobacco-related toxicants from e-cigarettes.
Materials and Methods: We measured selected airborne markers of secondhand exposure: nicotine, aerosol particles, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an exposure chamber. We generated e cigarette vapor from 3 various brands of e cigarette using a smoking machine and controlled exposure conditions. We also compared secondhand exposure with e cigarette vapor and tobacco smoke generated by 5 dual users.
Results: The study showed that e-cigarettes are a source of secondhand exposure to nicotine but not to combustion toxicants. The air concentrations of nicotine emitted by various brands of e-cigarettes ranged from 0.82 to 6.23. The average concentration of nicotine resulting from smoking tobacco cigarettes was 10 times higher than from e cigarettes.
Conclusions: Using an e cigarette in indoor environments may involuntarily expose nonusers to nicotine but not to toxic tobacco-specific combustion products.