Is vaping safe around furry friends? Propylene glycol (PG) is generally recognized as safe for humans and most pets and that is what smoke juice is mostly made up of. You wouldn’t want to take a bath or roll in it, but vaping it is considered safe because you are inhaling such small amounts.
Inhaling from your vaporizer, then exhaling the remaining vape, the nicotine you release will be somewhere between 5 and 10% of what you inhaled. Meaning that vaping 24mg/ml juice will end in 2.4mg of nicotine exhaled. This very small amount would have to be directly concentrated to affect the pets or people around you. Outside, or being in a car with your window rolled down makes the amount of nicotine exhaled so small and very diluted. Only trace amounts would be passed on as second hand vape smoke.
Here is a case study on nicotine in vegetables found here : http://www.noarthritis.com/
Nicotine in Vegetables
Dr. Norman F. Childers study on nicotine in vegetables
If you spend three hours in a room with minimal tobacco smoke, you get about the same amount amount of nicotine in 5 oz. of potatoes, 8 1/2 oz. ripe tomatoes, 9 1/2 oz. cauliflower, and 1/3 oz. eggplant. Cooking decreases some of the nicotine. These results are appearing in medical journals (e.g. The New England Journal of Medicine) from the experimental laboratories of Dr. Edward Domino, University of Michigan and colleagues. Extensive research is needed with the food nightshades to determine the culprits causing the subtle deteriorating effects on the human body as well as livestock. The horticulturalists need to study the possibility of “breeding down or out” the poisonous culprits in the highly popular and nightshades.
Dr. Norman F. Childers study gives peace of mind. You can feel confident that the choice of quitting smoking cigarettes and choosing to vape is safer for yourself and your family than the alternative tobacco products. Your pets and children are not inhaling unsafe amounts of nicotine and the other 99% of nasty ingredients in cigarettes.