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Scientists find thirdhand smoke affects cells in humans

Thirdhand 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. The ...

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Thirdhand smoke found to increase lung cancer risk in mice

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) identified thirdhand smoke, the toxic residues that linger on indoor surfaces and in dust long after a cigarette has been extinguished, ...

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Smoking bans may not rid casinos of smoke

(HealthDay)—Toxic residue from smoking remains on surfaces inside a casino for months after smoking has been banned there, a new study has found.

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Thirdhand smoke lingers in casino months after smoking ban

Decades of smoking in casinos causes the massive buildup of toxic residue on walls, furniture, and in carpets, according to a new study led by scientists at San Diego State University. The researchers found that the residue, ...

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