If you've made a New Years Resolution to quit smoking here's another
reason to keep you motivated. The health problems associated with smoking and second hand smoke exposure are well-known but now researchers are concerned about something called third-hand smoke.
Even if you don't smoke around your children, a study finds toxins from
tobacco smoke can linger in the air and on hair and clothing long after a
cigarette is put out -- and can transfer to a baby or small child easily.
Researchers say that even at low levels, tobacco particles have been
associated with cognitive problems in children. However, scientists also found that people who became aware about the dangers of third-hand smoke said they would be more willing to impose smoking restrictions inside their homes.