Thirdhand Smoke: A Persistent Environmental Toxin


Thirdhand smoke is the chemicals from cigarette smoke that (1) remain in the indoor environment, (2) re-emit from surfaces back into the air and (3) react to create new pollutants. We are exposed to thirdhand smoke through our skin, by breathing, and by eating food that chemicals from cigarette smoke stick to. These chemicals include known toxins and carcinogens, and recent research has highlighted the health effects associated with thirdhand smoke exposure.

Living in spaces where people have smoked increases exposure to toxins and carcinogens. In this webinar, Suzaynn Schick, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco provided an overview of thirdhand smoke and its health effects, helping participants further understand the importance of smoking bans in housing, workplaces, hotels and rental cars to reduce thirdhand smoke exposure.

Date of Resource:2016/04/27
Target Audience:Public health practitioners, health care providers and policy makers working in comprehensive tobacco control.
Topic:Thirdhand smoke, secondhand smoke

The following resources were created for the webinar Thirdhand Smoke: A Persistent Environmental Toxin, held on April 26, 2016.

File Type File Size
Webinar Presentation Slide Deck - April 26, 2016

2.05 MB
Webinar Audio Recording - April 26, 2016
Audio6.75 MB
Webinar Video Recording - April 26, 2016 (the download may take a few minutes)
Video40.63 MB
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