Vaping on Campus: What the Research Says on Emissions and Potential Health Impacts
Presented by: Dr. Cristi Bell-Huff, Chemical Insights Research Institute
Cigarette smoking continues to decrease but many college students are turning to vaping instead. In 2022, 78% of college students who used tobacco products in the past three months reported they used e-cigarettes or other vape products. There is a perception that vaping is a safer alternative to cigarettes, but research shows ENDS usage results in exposure to numerous chemicals, heavy metals, and small particles associated with adverse health effects. Additionally, ENDS use is a concern beyond the user, as secondhand emissions could present a health risk to bystanders including children and other vulnerable populations on campus. Chemical Insights Research Institute of UL Research Institutes (CIRI) has done in-depth research on the human health risks of vaping. In this webinar, CIRI will present research findings related to the emissions from ENDS and their potential health impacts. An overview of the various ENDS devices available to students as well as an introduction to CIRI’s state-of-the-art exposure chamber and ENDS simulation technologies will be given along with the research and future research directions.
Participants will be able to: