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What Is Thirdhand Smoke And How Dangerous Is It?

New research has found that the residue cigarette smoke leaves behind could cause serious health issues.

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Thirdhand Smoke Is Real-And Risky to Your Health

“Indoor cigarette smoke combines with air pollutants to form compounds that might cause cancer-and that can linger for decades.”

What is third-hand smoke? Is it hazardous?

“Ever take a whiff of a smoker’s hair and feel faint from the pungent scent of cigarette smoke? Or perhaps you have stepped into an elevator and wondered why it smells like someone has lit up when there is not a smoker in sight. Welcome to the world of third-hand smoke.”

Investigating link between thirdhand smoke and cancer

“In one set of studies, life science researchers will seek to confirm the link between thirdhand smoke and cancer, identifying the mechanisms and biomarkers. In the second set of studies, environmental chemists will seek to characterize the components of thirdhand smoke, including investigating the differences between atmospheric particulate matter versus that in tobacco smoke.”
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