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Susan Mello. Photo by Brandon Farrell.

Northeastern University Professor Susan Mello, Communication Studies, contributed to a recently published study that examines the prevalence of exposure to e-cigarette aerosol in public places, particularly among middle and high school students in the United States. She collaborated with researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the University of Illinois Urbana, and Michigan State University to produce the study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her work, which was recently featured in News@Northeastern, has been gaining national attention.

It has been featured in the following:

1 in 3 teens breathe secondhand e-cigarette vapors, new research says

The Boston Globe
More middle and high schoolers are getting exposed to secondhand vape aerosols, study indicates

Boston Magazine
Second-Hand Exposure to E-Cigarette Aerosols Increasing Among Youth  

Boston Herald

Top Boston lung doctors, advocates sound the alarm on emerging vape crisis

The Fox News Channel
Investigators struggle to nail down the exact cause of vaping related illnesses

Chicago Tribune
More bad news about vaping: Teens increasingly are breathing in secondhand e-cigarette vapors, report says

NBC News (via AP)
Don’t buy street vaping products, CDC, FDA warn

U.S. News & World Report
Lots of Teens Are Breathing in Others’ Vaping Fumes

Daily Mail
One in three teens are exposed to secondhand e-cigarette vapor, study finds

WHDH 7 News Boston
Study: 1 in 3 teens exposed to second-hand vape smoke

NBC10 Boston
Mass. Officials, Researchers Sound Alarm on Vaping Risks