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From TIME: Smoke from E-Cigs Poses Some Second-Hand Risks

With the popularity of e-cigarettes on the rise, many in the health care field are raising concerns about the dangers of smokeless cigarettes.

TIME magazine reported on a recent study published in the Nicotine and Tobacco Research Journal showing that e-cigarettes generate enough nicotine emissions that the vapors can be inhaled by someone near the smoker.

The study also revealed “e-cigarettes are a source of second-hand exposure to nicotine, but not of other compounds released when tobacco is burned. And the nicotine exposure was 10 times less than that from tobacco smoke.”

You can read more about the effects of e-cigarettes in the December 13, 2013 edition of TIME magazine.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.