Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.”

Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor or outdoor place was reported by 24.2 percent of students.  This data is the first to document the extent of seconhand aerosol exposure among the nation’s youth.

To protect the public, both youth and adults, from both secondhand smoke and secondhand aerosol, states and communities can consider modernizing smoke-free air policies to include e-cigarettes.  As of January 2017, eight states (California, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, and Vermont) and more than 500 communities have adopted comprehensive smoke-free laws that prohibit both tobacco smoking and e-cigarette use in indoor areas of workplaces, restaurants, and bars.

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