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I VAPE .... YOU VAPE....EVERYBODY VAPE VAPE...

I remember when my husband used to smoke in our home. I remember singing on stages in clubs that were filled with smoke. I remember how badly it affected my voice. I remember coughing every night...waking up because I couldn't sleep. It seems that those of us who chose not to smoke were required to do.

Years later...finally...our smoker friends started caring...they started taking their smokes outside....rolling the windows down on the car. A great relief for those of us who just can't handle being around it. I'm incredibly thankful to my friends that care.

Well...goodbye cigarette smoke...hello vaping. Vapers now have started vaping anywhere and everywhere they want because there are not enough studies to say that it has any effects on second-hand vapers.

WILL ANYTHING CHANGE?

Recent research is finally confirming what we all though.  Something IS going on with vaping.

According to new research from the Bloomberg School's Department of Environmental Health and Engineering,  the heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking toxic metals,  which then get into the aerosols that vapers inhale," according to study senior author Ana María Rule, assistant scientist in the Bloomberg School's Department of Environmental Health and Engineering.

The Food and Drug Administration has the authority to regulate e-cigarettes and e-liquids.

STUDIES SHOW 2ND HAND VAPING ISSUES

International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health in December found that vaping worsened indoor air quality, by increasing the concentration of nicotine, particulate matter, PAHs and aluminum — compounds that have been linked to lung and cardiovascular disease and cancer among other health effects.

WHAT ARE PAH'S?

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of more than 100 different chemicals that are released from burning coal, oil, gasoline, trash, tobacco, wood, or other organic substances such as charcoal-broiled meat. They are also called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.

SO WHEN DO WE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

If a person wants to vape, I'm all for it as long as you don't make ME vape. It's definitely having an effect on my voice. I'm back to coughing every night, all night long because of the irritation to my throat. The only thing that's change in my house is that people are vaping...a lot. And just like early days of smoking, no one gives a crap about those that ask for vaping etiquette.

If you're a vapor, please think about those that don't. We can't get away from it. You can.