BBC News – ‘Third-hand smoke’ could damage health

Lingering residue from tobacco smoke which clings to upholstery, clothing and the skin releases cancer-causing agents, work in PNAS journal shows.

Berkeley scientists in the US ran lab tests and found “substantial levels” of toxins on smoke-exposed material.

They say while banishing smokers to outdoors cuts second-hand smoke, residues will follow them back inside and this “third-hand smoke” may harm.

via BBC News – ‘Third-hand smoke’ could damage health.

The war on smokers continues.  I am against smoking, but don’t get this ‘they’re endangering everyone around them’ approach.

Breaking news: life is dangerous.


  1. someone funny impersonating me... says:

    I can’t believe your callousness…the government should protect us from every possible danger or belligerence.