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Med’s Scott Frank says people should not vape around children

Vaping around babies and kids: Is it safe?
CareScott Frank, associate professor at the School of Medicine, said that while the health effects aren’t entirely clear, people should not vape—that is, use electronic smoking devices—around children. “The full extent of harm from tobacco smoking took decades to discover and thirdhand smoking even longer,” he said. “Millions of people were harmed because we did not have certainty about the harmfulness of smoking to nonsmokers, especially to children. We would be ill-advised to repeat this mistake with secondhand aerosols.”