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Title: Exposure to secondhand aerosol of electronic cigarettes in indoor settings in 12 European countries: data from the TackSHS survey
Author: Amalia, Beladenta
Liu, Xiaoqiu
Lugo, Alessandra
Fu Balboa, Marcela
Odone, Anna
van den Brandt, Piet A
Semple, Sean
Clancy, Luke
Soriano, Joan B.
Fernández Muñoz, Esteve
Gallus, Silvano
Keywords: Tabac
Tractament del tabaquisme
Tobacco
Smoking cessation
Issue Date: 2-Mar-2020
Publisher: BMJ
Abstract: Introduction: Exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarette (SHA) may pose harmful effects to bystanders. This study aims to investigate the prevalence, duration and determinants of SHA exposure in various indoor settings in 12 European countries. Methods: In 2017–2018, we conducted a cross-sectional study, the TackSHS survey, on a representative sample of the population aged ≥15 years in 12 European countries (Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain). We described the prevalence and duration of exposure to SHA in several indoor settings among 11 604 e-cigarette non-users. Individual-level and country-level characteristics associated with SHA exposure were also explored using multilevel logistic regression analyses. Results: Overall, 16.0% of e-cigarette non-users were exposed to SHA in any indoor setting at least weekly, ranging from 4.3% in Spain to 29.6% in England. The median duration of SHA exposure among those who were exposed was 43 min/day. ‘Other indoor settings’ (eg, bar and restaurant) was reported as the place where most of e-cigarette non-users were exposed (8.3%), followed by workplace/educational venues (6.4%), home (5.8%), public transportation (3.5%) and private transportation (2.7%). SHA exposure was more likely to occur in certain groups of non-users: men, younger age groups, those with higher level of education, e-cigarette past users, current smokers, those perceiving SHA harmless and living in countries with a higher e-cigarette use prevalence. Conclusions: We found inequalities of SHA exposure across and within European countries. Governments should consider extending their tobacco smoke-free legislation to e-cigarettes to protect bystanders, particularly vulnerable populations such as young people.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055376
It is part of: Tobacco Control, 2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/152357
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055376
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