Health Experts Warn About Dangers Of Third Hand Smoke

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.


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  • by Lynn Location: New Bern on Jan 3, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    Are you kidding me ??? Maybe they can stretch it out to fourth hand smoke next year ! By the way, Mr. Obama smokes also. Don't see anyone calling him or his family mentally or physically damaged. I guess that might be considered racist to pick on THAT smoker too!
  • by RYAN Location: GREENVILLE on Jan 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    THIS IS IDIOTIC--LETS NOT TURN THIS INTO A POLITICAL DEBATE!! MY PARENT SMOKED AND NO ONE IN MY FAMILY IS HAVING ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS--THEY DONT SMOKE ANYMORE BUT THIS STUDY IS IDIOTIC AND A WASTE OF TIME--I SMOKE AND CAN STILL RUN 5 MILES A DAY AND AM IN PERFECT HEALTH--IF YOUR GOING TO DIE FROM CANCER YOU WOULD HAVE EVEN IF YOU DIDNT SMOKE--ASK DANA REEVE--OOPS CANT BECAUSE SHE DIED OF LUNG CANCER AND NEVER SMOKED A DAY IN HER LIFE--GET OFF THEHIGH HORSES!!!!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 3, 2009 at 07:49 AM
    To: Anti-Smoking Fanatic; Mr. Dillman doesn't really know anything about Obama except his name. Like most of the flock that voted for him, they really know nothing about the man except that he is black. Even our illustrious press don't know much about him. Of course, they didn't admit that until AFTER they got him elected. That is all they care about. Well, the Dems now have the House, Senate, and the White House. Let's see what happens now.
  • by anti-smoking fanatic Location: MHC on Jan 3, 2009 at 06:15 AM
    Actualy, Mr. Dillman, Obama smokes cigarettes. I voted for him, but he does smoke. I do wonder if I would have voted for him had I known he smokes.
  • by Joseph Dillman on Jan 2, 2009 at 09:38 PM
    To: Me ... For your information, Sir or Ma'am, I voted for now President-Elect MR. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, "Give Change A Chance!"I also voted for Ms. BEVERLY PERDUE! Perhaps they will be able to instigate CHANGE that will make TOBACCO USE illegal and the CRIME that it has always been! MR. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA will be the answer for this sick nation, and will remedy many wrongs. He knows that CIGARETTE SMOKING should be ILLEGAL. As for our dear old Tarheel State North Carolina, MS. BEVERLY PERDUE will set us straight in short order, Sir or Ma'am. Why do you ask who I VOTED for in the ELECTION, Sir or Ma'am? I suppose you voted for MR. GEORGE W. BUSH? He smokes big CIGARS, Sir or Ma'am. He is a TOBACCO USER! What an OUTRAGE and CRIME! We must place our hope in the regime of MR. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, who will hopefully OUTLAW TOBACCO cultivation, distribution, sale and usage ... and make them a CRIME TO DO TIME for in the POKEY, where TOBACCO USERS belong forever. USERS ARE VERY BAD!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 2, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    Aren't spelling, grammar, and punctuation part of the requirements for being a history teacher? No wonder we needed the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 2, 2009 at 08:33 PM
    Come on guys, I posted to this hours ago. There is nothing wrong with the term fecal matter. I know your computer says there is but....jeesh!
  • by History Teacher Location: NC. on Jan 2, 2009 at 08:26 PM
    Wake up North Carolina. Your lungs were not ment to inhale any type of tobacco smoke. In the long run. I guess the American Indians got us white people back. Have a peace pipe you will fell good? What we did not tell you smoking can lead to an early death. Thanks for the small pox white people. Have a smoke.
  • by Anti-smoking fanatic Location: MHC on Jan 2, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    I think parents who smoke around their children should be charged with attempted murder. Hopefully this study can help parents see that cigarettes are DANGEROUS to children, even if the parent goes outside. Cigarette smell lingers and people who smoke stink.
  • by Buzz Location: out of the smoke on Jan 2, 2009 at 05:54 PM
    Oh boy, if we catch you smokin' we're gonna throw the book at ya!, Un- fortunately as of this typing tobac is legal, stupid, but legal. How-ever if you are a 13 year old girl and get pregnant our society wants to be able to take you to have an abortion with-out your parents consent. you just have to set back and go Hummm. by the way the annointed one, (Barak) smokes so it must be OK, because he know all. By the way I am a confirmed anti-smoker, but what ever you want to do to your body, have at it, just not around me!!! Buzz
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