Thirdhand smoke is a toxic residue that sticks to surfaces and objects. People come into contact with thirdhand smoke when their skin touches a surface where thirdhand smoke has collected, when they breathe in thirdhand smoke chemicals that are in the air, and when they swallow residue that are on objects that they put in their mouths. You have the right to not be exposed to toxic tobacco pollution.
On this page, you will find information regarding the laws and policies that are in place to protect people from thirdhand smoke exposure. You can find communication strategies for expressing support for thirdhand smoke protection policies.
Thirdhand smoke researcher, UCSF’s Dr. Neal Benowitz, proposed reducing nicotine in cigarettes in 1994. This week, the FDA announced it would require tobacco companies to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. It has taken almost 30 years, but this decision will make cigarettes less addictive, reducing the number of...Read More