Study Reveals Dangers of Nicotine in Third-Hand Smoke

Photo of a smoking machine,  one of the machines used in laboratory tests
February 2010

Nicotine in third-hand smoke, the residue from tobacco smoke that clings to virtually all surfaces long after a cigarette has been extinguished, reacts with the common indoor air pollutant nitrous acid to produce dangerous carcinogens. This new potential health hazard was revealed in a multi-institutional study led by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

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