Rosalia Park, a high school student from Los Angeles, California, recognized a problem with smoking and vaping in her school’s bathrooms. Working with the Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center, she designed an experiment to test her school bathrooms for thirdhand smoke residue. Upon completion of her experiment, she went on to win numerous accolades at regional, state,
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Ms. Jane E. Brody, a personal health columnist for The New York Times, wrote a powerful article diving deep into the harms of thirdhand smoke exposure for children.