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Proposal 6004 would amend Section 7 of Article II of the State Constitution to prohibit the drilling for exploration and extraction of oil and natural gas in specified coastal waters, whilst also amending Section 20 of Article X of the State Constitution to ban the use of e-cigarettes in indoor workplaces.

Many will agree that this proposal is nonsensical as these two issues are unrelated. However many anti-smoking experts, would also add that classifying vaping as an air contaminant is also greatly erroneous, as research keeps indicating that vapour from e-cigarettes does not have a negative impact on the air.

Research about vaping and air quality

A recent CDC study has indicated that e-cigarette vapour contains no more formaldehyde than the normal everyday air, found in the average American home.
A recently published peer-reviewed study published in the renowned journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, has shown that exhaled e-vapour product particles are actually liquid droplets that evaporate within seconds. In line with what previous air samples have suggested, this indicates that vaping has a minimal impact on indoor air quality.

“No accumulation of particles was registered in the room following subjects’ vaping. This shows us how fundamentally different exhaled e-vapour particles are compared to those released when smoking conventional cigarettes, the latter of which linger in the air for longer periods of time,” said senior study author Dr Grant O’Connell.

Air quality testing did not produce measurable levels of toxins

Similarly, a recent CDC study has indicated that e-cigarette vapour contains no more formaldehyde than the normal everyday air, found in the average American home. The CDC researchers gathered their data by collecting air samples from vape shops where both customers and employees would be actively vaping.

Not surprisingly, the gathered samples indicated that despite the higher than average amount of vaping that would be taking place in such outlets, the air quality testing did not produce measurable concentrations of formaldehyde or other toxins.

 

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