AIHA Comments to NIOSH Focus on E-cigarette Use in the Indoor Occupational Environment

Posted September 18, 2014

AIHA recently submitted comments on the draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin, Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies. AIHA reviewed the draft document for its contribution to current knowledge on the potential health effects of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes.

The AIHA E-Cigarette Project Team Working Group developed the comments, recommending that NIOSH either include e-cigarettes in the definition of smokeless tobacco or provide specific recommendations for the limitation of e-cigarette use in the indoor occupational environment. The group is also in the final stages of publishing a new white paper, “Electronic Cigarettes in the Indoor Environment.”

Read the full comments on AIHA’s government affairs page.