San Diego State University researchers provided feedback to homeowners about how much nicotine and other tobacco-specific compounds remained in dust and on surfaces after cleaning homes contaminated with thirdhand smoke. Overall, the cleaning methods used reduced the amount of pollution in the homes. Their findings are being shared through an informational brochure. Below you will find the brochure in English and Spanish.
Thirdhand smoke is the chemical residue from tobacco smoke. It is also called “tobacco smoke residue” or “stale tobacco smoke.” The chemicals in thirdhand