Electronic Cigarette Risks, Emissions, and Controls

Monday, May 23 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Indoor Environmental Quality, Risk Assessment and Management

Arranger: C. Marcham, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. Moderator: C. Marcham, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. Monitors: D. Hurley, North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC; V. Hawkins, U.S. Army Public Health Command, MD.

Electronic cigarette (e-cig) use has increased significantly. Whether e-cigs present a lower health risk is still undetermined. Challenges in quantifying risks and potential exposures include the diversity of the devices, e-liquid constituents and use patterns. Some states and localities have begun issuing their own regulations related to e-cigs due to growing public health concerns. The FDA recently issued a proposed rule to assert jurisdiction over these products. In this discussion, the public health, occupational health, and regulatory aspects of e-cigs will be explored.

Harms of Electronic Cigarettes to Users and Non-Users M. Drummond, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes M. O’Reilly, School of Public Health, Manlius, NY.

Electronic Cigarettes and Fine Particulate Matter (PM) Exposure A. Rossner, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

The Evolution of E-Cigarettes & Regulations/Policies T. Froehlig, Amtrak, Washington, DC.

FDA Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems E. Durmowicz, Office of Science FDA Center for Tobacco Products, Silver Spring, MD.