Dangers of thirdhand smoke

Dangers of thirdhand smoke
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National - It's no secret smoking is dangerous to your health and others, but there's another concern related to smoking called third-hand smoke.

According to the Mayo Clinic, third-hand smoke is the residual nicotine and other chemicals left on surfaces by tobacco smoke.

A doctor with the Mayo Clinic said it can cling to objects and accumulate over time.

To find out what health risks this can cause for children and even non-smokers click here.

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