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Several people have submitted responses to this post (and posted Twitter tweets), such as the comment above, pointing out the the levels of toxic chemicals e-cigarettes put into indoor air are lower than Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Levels (PELs).
Without commenting on whether the specific exposure levels that are claimed in the comment, the problem with this argument is that&nbsp; OHSA PELs were established for <em;occupational </em;exposures for workers working in a hazardous environment (like a chemical plant) where <em;some exposure to toxins is unavoidable</em;.&nbsp;
These levels are much higher than permitted ambient exposures. (Cigarette companies made similar arguments against restrictions on use of conventional cigarettes indoors years ago.)&nbsp; The PEL is simply not an appropriate standard.
The important point is that the emissions of these toxic chemicals is not zero and there are no safe levels of exposure to carcinogens.
More important, indoor exposure to toxic e-cigarette emissions is completely avoidable by simply not allowing use of e-cigarettes indoors.&nbsp; As with conventional cigarettes, people should not be forced to breathe toxic chemicals to support someone else's nicotine addiction.

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