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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The potential secondhand exposure of children to harmful airborne droplets was the concern of Erika Fricke, who spoke at the hearing as health policy director for Allies for Children.

“We use a precautionary principle in children’s health,” she said. “We should protect children before that exposure.”

Ms. Fricke said it also is important to protect children from seeing smoking behavior around them.

“Nicotine is addictive. Children will see it as normal. … Kids don’t see adults smoking around them. That’s not the case with e-cigarettes.”

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