Research: Is there “second-hand vape”?

I often get asked questions about the safety of cigarettes vs vaping.  Although we can explore this (and have), I would challenge all of us to think about safety in a different way: How safe is it for others that we vape vs smoke?

As a kid, we always learned about “secondhand smoke”.  There are often stats about child’s asthma, allergies, etc in reaction to secondhand smoke. 

Turns out, we have an answer…

Evaluation of Chemical Exposures at a Vape Shop: Department of Health and Human Services, 2017     

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2015-0107-3279.pdf

 

Their findings: “Concentrations of aping-related chemicals in our air samples were below occupational exposure limits.”

 

So, no... no secondhand vape, but there is still secondhand smoke..

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Lisa Gregory