WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- You've probably heard of second-hand smoke, but what about third-hand smoke?
The American Lung Association says
it's when fumes come off of somebody who has smoked elsewhere. Scientists
say that can have a negative impact on our health, especially on our children.
"Some of the same things as second-hand smoke, like chronic ear infections and chronic respiratory infections," said American Lung Association Director Dr. Norman Edelman. "And if your clothes reek of smoke, your hair reeks of smoke...your little child with asthma is going to get an asthma attack, more than likely."
The American Lung Association says you should try to quit smoking. But if you're having trouble, you should smoke outside, where the air is less concentrated. That way the smoke fumes aren't as heavy and won't be left as much on clothing.
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