passive smoking

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passive smoking

the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
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The presence of cotinine indicates that the child was exposed to second- or third-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke comes from a lit tobacco product, an electronic smoking device or the smoker.
In an empty classroom, where smoking has not been allowed for some time, we found that 29 per cent of the entire indoor air particles contained third-hand smoke chemicals, said study author Dr Anita Avery, raising questions on how much third-hand smoke could be lingering in a non-smoking, ventilated room.Researchers also ran laboratory trials using sealed containers, one of which was filled with cigarette smoke, and then subsequently flushed with air from outdoors.
"This adds a twist to what we are just starting to discover about third-hand smoke," said Hugo Destaillats, a chemist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California who has conducted similar research but was not involved in the Drexel study.
Presumably, they only smoke outside, but that includes the covered porch area by the front door, which means the child is exposed to second- and third-hand smoke all the time.
Dubbed "third-hand smoke", Cancer Council Queensland said that this happens when second-hand smoke exhaled by the cigarette users reacts with indoor air and clings to things inside your homes, News.com.au reported.
Scientists reported today that one compound from this "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.
Third-hand smoke is residual tobacco smoke contamination that remains after the cigarette is extinguished.
While I didn't smoke, I had been exposed to second-hand and third-hand smoke. You know what second-hand smoke is: smoke in the air coming from someone in the vicinity who is smoking.
THE dangers of smoking and the damage caused by third-hand smoke have been documented in a new animation film.
It has gender-specific information in every chapter, updated research, and numerous added, expanded, or revised topics, such as health disparities, making quality healthcare decisions, evidence-based medicine, boosting emotional intelligence, praying, suicide on campus, stress, muscle dysmorphia, soft drinks, social networking, cybersex, reproductive responsibility, insulin resistance and prediabetes, the swine flu, drug use, drinking, health care reform, and third-hand smoke. Point/counterpoint features are now online.
Similarly, efforts designed to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke or the third-hand smoke are most effective when smoking is prohibited in public areas.
For smokers who have no intention of quitting, retailers can emphasize both scent and health benefits; the odorless nicotine vapor means no lingering smell of stale cigarettes on smokers' clothing, hair or skin, and it lets their loved ones avoid second-and third-hand smoke.

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