A new study is bringing to light the truth about indoor air quality and how it truly is affected by e-cigarette vapor. The recent research is suggesting that e-cigarette vapor after exhaled by the user will completely dissipate in a matter of seconds, finally putting to rest the concerns critics have voiced over the effect of “second hand vapor,” and vaping indoors.
The recent study was presented at the Workplace & Indoor Aerosols conference held annually in Barcelona, Spain. The research team consisted of three separate independent research organizations designed to produce fair and honest results.The study had regular vapers use commercial available e-cigarettes in a controlled set of environments to measure the particle concentration that would result in the air surrounding the exhaled vapor. In all controlled environments, even in a non-ventilated room, the scientists observed an almost immediate evaporation of the e-liquid vapor. Within seconds they found the air would return to its originally background levels.
The conclusion of the study states: “This study shows for the first time exhaled e-cigarette particles are liquid droplets that evaporate rapidly upon exhalation. The results presented here may have a positive implication for continued use of e-cigarettes in indoor areas.”
The truth is, the comparison of cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor needs to be reevaluated; it’s not even like comparing apples to oranges, it’s like comparing apples to poisonous mushrooms. We already know the dangers of second hand cigarette smoke, and that it claims over 50,000 lives a year, so why would we compare that to vapor, that is almost impossible for users to inhale second hand. Secondhand vapor, has of course, claimed no lives, and it looks like it never will. E-cigarettes are always amidst controversy, however, these studies go along way in helping show people that perhaps e-cigarettes and vaping may not be as harmful as the dangerous cigarettes themselves. In fact, that is why e-cigarettes were created in the first place, to be a healthier alternative, and as time goes on studies continue to confirm just that.