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A colleague has recently started activating an e-cigarette in the main staffroom, convinced it is legal and health-risk free. However, it emits a nicotine-laced vapour and I'm wondering about thetrue sfety of the device. Your thoughts?
My thoughts, you have too much time on your hands.
morrisseyritual A colleague has recently started activating an e-cigarette in the main staffroom, convinced it is legal and health-risk free. However, it emits a nicotine-laced vapour and I'm wondering about thetrue sfety of the device. Your thoughts?
Nicotine is odourless.
What gets me every time I hear someone complaining about passive ingestion is that no-one ever complains if the smell is nice. For example air fresheners smell nice, but are "laced" with all sorts of chemical ingredients, some of which cause irritation to the throat. We don't even know what the dangers of some of the other chemicals are because they have not been fully tested for their carcinogenic (or other damaging) properties.
We're happy for others to use deoderant in the locker rooms too - full of chemicals, all of which we breath in.
But they smell nice, so they must be nice?
To be honest, I'd be more worried about the known carcinogens that are emitted from petrol and diesel fumes which hang in the air in busy town centres and which we breath in on our daily "healthy" walk to work than some puffy device.
CheesyWotsits For example air fresheners
My personal opinion is that the increased incidence of asthma is partially due to the increase in use of air fresheners and similar chemicals in enclosed spaces.
I have absolutely no proof so please don't ask for any.
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