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Overview: The evidence continues to grow and evolve on the potential harms of e-cigarette use and on their efficacy and safety as a harm reduction strategy. One aspect of e-cigarette use that has not received much attention is the effect of secondhand exposure to the exhaled aerosol from e-cigarettes. Previous small studies have suggested some exposure risk, but a recent study of >2,000 participants found that secondhand exposure to e-cigarette aerosol increased the risk of bronchitic symptoms and shortness of breath in young adults. Join us as we discuss these findings and their implications to practice.
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Islam T, Braymiller J, Eckel SP, et al
Secondhand nicotine vaping at home and respiratory symptoms in young adults
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Guest: Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C
Music Credit: Richard Onorato