Healthier TN: Third-hand smoke is dangerous

(WBIR) Living a healthier lifestyle is something a lot of us what to do, but where do we start?

Governor Haslam recently launched an initiative, "Healthier Tennessee starTNow," to encourage Tennesseans to exercise, eat right and not to smoke.

Today's topic is third-hand smoke. Third-hand smoke are the fumes that come off someone who has smoked elsewhere. The fumes can have a negative impact on your health, says researchers.

Evidence shows that third-hand smoke is a risk factor in kids, like chronic ear infections and respiratory infections. A child is more likely to get an asthma attack if they live in a smoking household.

So how can you avoid passing your smoke to others? First, you should try to quit. But if that's not possible, take the smoking outside.


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