Believing that exposure to e-cigarette vape is safe for children, parents are increasingly vaping both at home and in car, finds a study.
The study showed only 38 percent of parents who smoked cigarettes and 22 percent dual users were found to strictly restrict cigarette use in both home and car.
On the other hand, 56 percent of both e-cigarette users and dual users reported using e-cigarettes in their cars with children around. The research included 750 parents.
"The finding that a large majority of parents are vaping e-cigarettes inside homes and cars is an alarming trend," said lead author Jeremy Drehmer at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US.
"Our results suggest parents perceive it's safe to use electronic cigarettes and are not taking the same precautions they do to protect their children from exposure to traditional cigarettes," Drehmer said.