I knew those e-cigarettes were bad news

Researchers from RTI International have discovered e-cigarettes aren’t as safe as they claim to be.  Users may not be inhaling tobacco smoke along with all those nasty additives, but the inhaled “chemicals caused acute toxicity or lung damage observed with traditional tobacco smoke” during testing.

They found that up to 40% of particles from an e-cigarette can be absorbed into the deepest area of a youth’s lungs, thus irritating airways or worsening pre-existing respiratory conditions, according to the release.

While these initial findings aren’t looking good for those using this tobacco alternative, I have to wonder if there are second-hand implications from the particles as well.