(Update on 2/6/14 - Added 2 new studies on the NIH website from last time I posted this)
My food plant is currently looking at the issue of Electronic Cigarettes / Vaporizers and if they should allow the use of them in the break room of the plant.
For those who are not aware an E Cigarette or Vaporizer has liquid nicotine and a few other things in it for the delivery such as:
PG: Propylene Glycol
VG: Vegetable Glycerin
PEG: Polyethylene Glycol
There is only one study that I have found on the subject that seems to be one that is unbiased, that is to say not sponsored by any tobacco advocacy group or one run by any institution that basically said "There is not enough information to say it is safe so it is unsafe."
There is no tobacco or combustion in the product and when one exhales they are exhaling water vapor.
Does anyone know of any real good studies on these products? They have been out for a number of years and I expected to find more. I wasn't sure the best forum to post this on so I decided to go with "Food Safety Talk". Obviously none of this would be allowed in GMP areas only break rooms and locker rooms for storage.
Please do not give opinions on this matter I am only interested in studies of fact and how your plants have ruled on these products if it has come up.
Here is the links to the studies I've found:
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/23033998 - The original study I linked that shows that the exhalation is not unsafe for other people.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23742112 - A study I can't read exceptionally well because it's in sciency
http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/23363041 - A study serum cotinine and lung function.
Edited by MerleW, 06 February 2014 - 12:52 PM.