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Facts about Thirdhand Smoke

  • Thirdhand smoke can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed.
  • Thirdhand smoke and its effects linger long after the act of smoking has passed.
  • Thirdhand smoke differs from secondhand smoke because it is the remaining particles that are deposited in the air and surface even after the cigarette has been extinguished.
  • The chemicals derived from smoking remain on clothes, hair, furniture, carpeting or other surfaces.
  • Children and hospitality workers are most vulnerable to the toxic effects of tobacco smoke residue.

Source: http://www.no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=671

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