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[Australia] Tobacco-smoke residue that lingers in furniture, curtains and house dust can still be harmful

There is growing evidence that third-hand smoke contamination is extensive and can linger for extended periods. Non-smokers can be exposed to third-hand smoke from breathing residual gases, touching surfaces and swallowing dust. Chemical reactions of nic
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 19, 2017 00:22
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[Canada] SEIFF: Legalize it, but please don't let the air our kids breathe go to pot

Joanne Seiff says we're not ready for the legalization of marijuana until we know how people will be protected from second-hand pot smoke like the haze that drifted into her home as she put her six-year-olds to sleep.
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:01
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Third-hand smoke exposure cripples your liver and brain: Inhaling tobacco from hair, clothes or furniture affects your metabolism and mannerisms, study finds

Third-hand smoke exposure can cripple your brain and liver, affecting your mannerisms, increasing your risk of neurodegenerative diseases, and ruining your metabolism. That is according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riversid
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:03
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[UK] Mice exposed to third-hand smoke developed brain and liver damage

bear in mind that animal studies are very early stage research and these findings would need to be further investigated in people, perhaps through a cohort study. Additionally, this study only looked at exposure to third-hand smoke for up to six months, a
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Sep 17, 2017 20:02
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Biomarkers of disease can be detected in mice as early as 4 weeks after initiation of exposure to third-hand smoke levels equivalent to those found in homes of smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

In conclusion, time-dependent THS exposure has a significant effect on health as early as 1 month after initiation of exposure and these alterations progressively worsen with time. Our studies are important because virtually nothing is known about the eff
Clinical Science
added Sep 15, 2017 02:04
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[UK] Sniffer dogs help uncover thousands of illegal tobacco products in three-day blitz

It comes as Nottingham City Council this week evicted two tenants from council houses in Radford Road after illegal tobacco products worth more than £100,000 were found in their homes. Sniffer dog Yoyo found illegal tobacco hidden under a kitchen sink i
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Sep 14, 2017 01:06
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[Massachusetts] Pittsfield Health Officials Encourage Landlords to Go Smoke Free

The Health Department doesn't have authority to demand landlords adopt smoke-free policies but are rolling out resources to guide landlords on how to do so. The board feels that secondhand smoke is a health concern and inside homes are where that mostly
iBerkshires.com
added Sep 11, 2017 15:41
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[UK-Scotland] Health Q&A with Shona Robison

One approach we’ve taken to instil a sense of personal responsibility has been using marketing campaigns, like our Take It Right Outside campaign on second-hand smoke – which contributed to children’s exposure to second-hand smoke being halved. We’ll cont
Holyrood (uk)
added Sep 11, 2017 15:36
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[Canada] Here are your rights if you’re getting second-hand smoke in your condo unit.

Owners in my building have placed leaflets on each unit's door handle, advertising a condominium community website. One of the directors has been seen removing the leaflets. Can he do this? The leaflets were obviously placed on the door handles for the
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Sep 9, 2017 18:33
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[UK] Fewer children hospitalised with asthma following smoking bans

Smoking bans have reduced the number of children attending hospital with severe asthma exacerbations and respiratory tract infections, a study published in Lancet Public Health shows. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh and the Erasmus University
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Sep 9, 2017 02:48
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