Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thirdhand smoke

The term "Thirdhand smoke", coined by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, refers to the residue of tobacco smoke that lingers in the environment after the cigarette has been extinguished.

Beliefs About the Health Effects of "Thirdhand" Smoke and Home Smoking Bans presents research on the health hazards of thirdhand smoke.

Another resource on the same subject is the 2006 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke.

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