Thirdhand Smoke Is a Real Thing!

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You're familiar with first- and secondhand smoke.  First is the smoke you inhale when you're smoking.  Second is the smoke you inhale if you're around someone who smokes.  But now there's thirdhand smoke and it's just as dangerous!

Thirdhand smoke is the smoke that lingers in fabrics. When you enter a room and it’s obvious a smoker has been there it’s because the smoke has penetrated porous objects, like carpets, drapes, bedspreads, ceiling tiles.  Don't even get me started on the clothes smokers wear!  According to researchers, it can do you – and, more particularly, young children – harm.

My dad had Stage 4 Small Cell Lung Cancer.  The doctor told him that particular cancer is only found in smokers, even though my dad quit smoking 25 years ago.  It's aggressive and it's not pleasant.  That cancer can affect people who lived with second- and thirdhand smoke, too.  I don't want you or your loved ones to go through this.  

(USA Today)

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