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The Effects of Third-Hand Smoke


Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, protection, study, third hand smoke, smoking, risks, research )

Cal
- 326 days ago - enn.com
Third-hand smoke is a potential health threat to children, spouses of smokers and workers in environments where smoking is, or has been, allowed



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Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:44 am
I hate those potential effects, just don't mess with the radon in my basement.
 

Winn Adams (205)
Monday February 3, 2014, 7:23 am
Thanks for the information.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:23 pm
Thank you.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:41 pm
Sorry, but I'm getting sick of crap like this. How much third-hand smoke toxins did they pump into these little, tiny terrified mice to come up with these results? Noted, but not shared.
 

Noni Pavlik (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:43 pm
And this doens't even count the cost with pot smoking. What happens to children and animals that have no choice??
 

Birgit W. (152)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:40 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Sue L. (68)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:59 pm
I believe that there is probably some truth to this. Although the study will need to be replicated to verify the results, it makes sense to me. Ever been in a home where both adults smoke? It's toxic smelling, no matter how clean and aired out it is. The smoke odor just clings to you , even if the smokers are not smoking during your visit.
 

Patty S. (12)
Monday February 3, 2014, 3:38 pm
Really...? Third hand smoke??? Why not 2nd or 3rd hand cat allergy? I'm sure that the smell of cigarette smoke is AWFUL to a non smoker! I am a smoker who choses not to smoke in my own home (even during winter's snow/rain) I smoke in my backyard or in my car. I also choose not to wear patchouli oil; I hate it but I would not try to legislate against someone else's right to stink in their own chosen way. Cheap perfume gags me! We know the health benefits of garlic...what about the 2nd had odor from people who over-indulge; not only is their breath a give-a-way but it exudes an odor from every pore. My advise is not to lick my ashtray or to rub your open sores with my cigarette butts.
 

. (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 4:53 pm
Very informative, Cal. Thanks for sharing. I never smoked.
 

Angela J. (64)
Monday February 3, 2014, 5:37 pm
Thanks.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday February 3, 2014, 10:41 pm
Good information. Thanks Cal
 

Patricia N. (8)
Monday February 3, 2014, 11:00 pm
The smoke police are getting nuttier every day.
 

Brian M. (202)
Monday February 3, 2014, 11:02 pm
Combustion is by its nature unhealthy. Smokers should switch to vaporizing which only produces a small amount of water vapor.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 12:26 am
I stopped smoking over fifty years ago and I have saved a fortune by doing so.My food tastes much better and I no longer smell like a chimney.
 

Val M. (74)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 2:48 am
Young children should not visit the homes of smokers, even if the smoker promise not to smoke in the presence of the kids. Too many toxins lingering all over the place. Also, be sure to ask for a
non-smoking room if you go to a hotel, or better yet, a non-smoking floor.

The information is important, but it's sad the poor mice had to be tortured and killed for it.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 4:48 am
noted
 

Winn Adams (205)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 7:51 am
Noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:23 am
Noted, thanks
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 8:55 am
While I will agree that cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health and second hand smoke is not healthy either, I do have a big problem with this study check out http://www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pubmed/18399728
The half-life of nicotine in the air is between .5 and 1 hour, 3 days in water and half a day in the soil. The main chemical cause for all of the above medical problems is tar content of cigarettes and there are far more and larger sources of tar in the environment than cigarettes. Tar comes from just driving on an asphalt street as micro-particles. It is generated in every fire place and wood burning stove of any kind, if you enjoy sitting around enjoying the smell, sound and light of a fire you are putting tar into your lungs, it is directly absorbed by the skin and on every surface of your home. Coal fired power plants, barbecues, campfires, decorative fire pits, natural gas furnaces, lawn and garden equipment particularly those that use a gas/oil mix, hot or burning wire insulation, et alia produce tar which will accumulate and does not degrade. The problem is that blaming cigarette smoking for the accumulation of tar on environmental surfaces is at best a half truth that totally ignores all of the other sources.
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 9:42 am
I stopped smoking 27 yrs ago.... and thankfully none of our 6 children or the spouses smoke....
 

Tracy G. (3)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 3:42 pm
Interesting, but I'm more upset that animals were used for these tests.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 10:47 am
Thank you.
 
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