Today CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing the following tobacco-related article in the May 25th edition of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Perceptions of Harm to Children Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol from Electronic Vapor Products, Styles Survey, 2015
Over 45 percent of U.S. adults believe children’s exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarette products causes no harm or little/some harm, and 1 in 3 don’t know if it causes harm. Current and former cigarette smokers and e-cigarette product users have grater odds than non-users of perceiving no harm toward children from secondhand e-cigarette aerosol exposure. Efforts are warranted to educate the public about the health risks of secondhand e-cigarette aerosol exposure, particularly for children.