When many friends smoke e-cigarettes at home, they are always worried about the exhaled smoke. Will e-cigarettes produce second-hand smoke that is harmful to the human body? Especially for families with children at home, it would be bad if it produces harmful second-hand smoke like traditional cigarettes.
Does vaping at home produce secondhand smoke?
First we have to figure out what the “secondhand smoke” we are exhaling is.
Secondhand smoke exhaled from cigarettes is smoke in particulate state. These smokes generally carry carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrocyanic acid, acrolein, arsenic, lead, mercury and other harmful substances, so when you exhale secondhand smoke, the people next to you will Inhalation of this harmful gas can cause harm to others.
The smoke exhaled by electronic cigarettes is generally water vapor with small water droplets, commonly known as aerosol gas. The exhaled aerosol will be quickly diluted by the air in the air, making it difficult for others to inhale.
The main harmful component of electronic cigarettes is nicotine. Nicotine will be ingested by smokers, and generally will not be spit out with the aerosol. When traditional cigarettes burn, there are thousands of harmful substances, and these harmful substances will be spit out with the smoke.
Therefore, the editor believes that the second-hand smoke exhaled by electronic cigarettes is basically harmless to the human body, but in the face of families with children at home, we still recommend: try to smoke in places where there are no children, and do not smoke in public places.