What can we do about thirdhand smoke?
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A team at the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center examined home disclosure documents commonly used in San Diego to see how well they inform buyers about the smoking history of their potential home.
If I want to avoid thirdhand smoke in my vehicle, what questions should I ask before buying a used car?
When people smoke in a car, thirdhand smoke residue builds up just the way it does in any indoor environment. However, a car is a much smaller space.
The research center will work to advance California’s tobacco control goals through policy approaches aimed at the toxic legacy of commercial tobacco use in outdoor and indoor environments.
Public health policies implemented since the 1970s have increasingly aligned with scientific evidence linking secondhand smoke exposure to significant health risks in nonsmokers. These policies have resulted in the adoption of laws that prohibit indoor smoking in various settings such as indoor workplaces, public transportation, government buildings, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and bars. These measures have been instrumental in protecting public health, saving lives, and reducing healthcare spending by billions of dollars.
American Academy of Pediatrics Makes Recommendations to Protect Children and Adolescents from Tobacco and Nicotine
In 2020, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement “Thirdhand Smoke: A Threat to Child Health”. This statement is the final post in our new Spotlight Series: American Academy of Pediatrics Speaks Out on Tobacco and Children. The statement makes four recommendations to protect children from thirdhand smoke.
This series features the Consortium’s newly funded projects, which engage in groundbreaking research about the nature and health consequences of thirdhand smoke.
When people smoke inside their home, the chemicals in tobacco smoke build up over time and leave toxic thirdhand smoke residue on carpets, furniture, walls, doors, and ceilings. This toxic residue lingers long after smoking stops and can remain after previous smokers moved out.
This study used machine learning techniques to classify children into three different groups of reported tobacco exposure: no tobacco smoke exposure, thirdhand smoke exposure, and second- and thirdhand smoke exposure.