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Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, multiple studies show

There is mounting research that shows potentially hazardous residue can be absorbed through the skin, ingested and inhaled months and even years after the smoke has dissipated.  One study showed thirdhand smoke increased risk of lung cancer in mice. Another study showed an increased risk of liver damage and diabetes in mice. A third study focused on casinos and showed that six months after smoking was banned, heavy smoke residue remained on the walls and carpet.  Read more...



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