THIRD-HAND SMOKE HITS KIDS BADLY

Deccan Chronicle - - World -

Washington, Feb. 10: Ex­po­sure to resid­ual to­bacco and ni­co­tine lin­ger­ing in car­pets and up­hol­stery in rooms, as well as a smoker’s fin­gers, can cause res­pi­ra­tory prob­lem in chil­dren, a study has found.

Ac­cord­ing to a study pub­lished in the jour­nal To­bacco Use In­sights, not smok­ing around chil­dren does not pre­vent ex­po­sure to ni­co­tine.

They also found that that higher lev­els of ex­po­sure to to­bacco smoke residue — which likely in­cludes car­cino­genic to­bac­cospe­cific ni­trosamines — may be linked to res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems.

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