Vaping Does Not Affect Indoor Air Quality: Latest Study Indicates

A new research has successfully busted all the myths regarding indoor vaping and its effects on the quality of air. The studies suggest that the vapors, once exhaled by the person who is vaping, take seconds to completely disperse into the air, hence clearing all concerns about Secondhand/Passive Vaping that was being claimed as a possible drawback of indoor vaping.


The research was submitted and presented during the Workplace & Indoor Aerosols Conference that is regularly held on an annual basis in Barcelona. Three separate and totally independent research institutions were brought together to carry out an honest and accurate research on the matter. Particle density and concentration around an e-cig vapor exhale, produced by regular vapers using common e-cigarettes that are usually sold in the market, were studied in a number of controlled environments. Rapid dissipation of e-juice vapors was reported by the researcher in all different controlled environments including the non-ventilated section. The indoor air was reported to restore its original conditions and environmental factors in a matter of seconds. Hence, the research concluded:

“This study shows for the first time exhaled e-cigarette particles are liquid droplets that evaporate rapidly upon exhalation. The results presented here may have a positive implication for continued use of e-cigarettes in indoor areas.”

The research, backed by the Blu e-cigarette manufacturer corporation Fontem Ventures, involved three independent research institutions Kaunas University of Technology, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology along with ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) collaborating together to collect and examine the experimental results and handing over a just and unbiased report.

The reports being published just in time before the government introduces new regulations on indoor vaping is nothing less than a cause for celebration for vapers around the country. Where critics were asking for an evaluation of the e-liquid vapor content itself, the fact that the vapors can’t stay in the air long enough to be passively inhaled by someone else discards all random myths about passive vaping. While the study doesn’t suggest that e-cig users should start practicing vapor exhale on the faces of every passerby or use their e-cigs at some inappropriate place, it very much distinguishes vaping from smoking to make the authorities rethink about their regulations that treat vaping same as smoking. Vaping being compared to smoking is one of the main difficulties faced by e-cig users as well as companies. The research has played an important part in drawing a line between the two activities that are vaping and smoking. Vice President Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Fontem, Dr. Grant O’Connell, highlighting the difference between the two activities, quoting the report:

“tells us how fundamentally different exhaled e-cigarette particles are compared to those emitted by smoking conventional cigarettes, the latter of which are reported to linger in the air for long periods of time. By contrast, no accumulation of particles was registered in the room following e-cigarette use.”

Actually, the thing is, comparing combustible cigarette smoke with e-cigarette vapor is just wrong. The comparison between the two makes no logical sense. Passive cigarette smoking is already known to be an extremely harmful thing for human health that causes more than 50,000 deaths each year and comparing such a dangerous thing to vapors, again, makes no sense at all, also because vapors don’t even stay in the air long enough to be passively inhaled. E-cigarettes have, once again, been proved to be a harmless recreational activity and as the time passes by more research will be at the disposal for those who condemn the act. For now, we all can enjoy our trips round the Vapeville city.