Scientists find third-hand smoke affects cells in humans

Third-hand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight for survival, a research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found

Scientists find third-hand smoke affects cells in humansThe finding could assist physicians treating patients exposed to third-hand smoke. “Our data show that cells in humans are affected by third-hand smoke,” said Prue Talbot, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, who led the research. “The health effects of third-hand smoke, have been studied in cultured cells and animal […]

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware about

 You know that smoking and second-hand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) is unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you, third-hand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays

Dangers of third-hand smoke that you need to be aware aboutResearchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati have found more evidence of the potentially harmful effects of exposure to the residue and particles left behind by tobacco smoke. In ‘Nicotine on Children’s Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,’ published Jan. 16 in Tobacco Use Insights, Cincinnati […]

Babies and toddlers at greater risk from second-hand smoke than previously thought

Infants and toddlers in low-income communities may be even more at risk from second- and third-hand smoke exposure than has been believed, according to new federally supported research

Babies and toddlers at greater risk from second-hand smoke than previously thoughtIn testing that included more than 1,200 children, researchers found that up to 15% of them had levels of cotinine, a by-product of the body’s breakdown of nicotine, comparable with what would be found in an adult smoker. Overall, about 63% of the babies and young children in the study had discernible levels of cotinine, […]