“We are currently calling for relevant departments to look into regulation for standardized control on e-cigarettes and prohibit its public use like tobacco,” says Zhang Jianshu, president of the Beijing Tobacco Control Association.
This call for regulations comes shortly after the renowned Air China vaping-related incident, which made international news. In China, there are currently no regulations pertaining to the use and production management of the devices. Zhang said that since e-cigarettes usually contain nicotine, they emit harmful second-hand smoke. However he is wrong.
Second-hand vapour carries no health risks
“Particle size measurements showed that exhaled e-cigarette particles were smaller than those emitted during smoking conventional cigarettes and evaporated almost immediately after exhalation, thus affecting the removal of particles through evaporation rather than displacement by ventilation,” read the Abstract.
The study entitled “Characterisation of the Spatial and Temporal Dispersion Differences between Exhaled e-cigarette mist and Cigarette Smoke,” was published in the renowned journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
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