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By Darlynn Williams
RN, Tobacco Prevention Specialist 

Letter to the editor


August 31, 2018

It is a well-known fact that secondhand smoke is dangerous. The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act protects our residents from the harmful effects of the toxins in secondhand smoke by banning the use of cigarettes and combustible tobacco in public indoor spaces.

Unfortunately, there is a new threat to our clean air: e-cigarette aerosol.

People have been led to believe that the aerosol released by e-cigarettes is harmless water vapor, when in fact, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, it contains nicotine and ultrafine particles that can be toxic, cause cancer, and lead to heart and respirator...

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