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e-Cigarette Vape Shops Study

Project Director(s)

Barbara Materna

In cooperation with the Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB) and the Occupational Health Branch (OHB), PHI will conduct an exploratory field study to investigate and characterize workplace practices and chemical exposures in three to five San Francisco-area vape shops where e-cigarettes are used. The results of this study will inform CDPH programs and other organizations about what can be done to better protect the safety and health of employees, employers, and customers. The project will provide new information about a completely uncharacterized industry, as well as risks to the general population in situations of exposure to secondhand e-cigarette emissions.