The Hidden Dangers of Third-Hand Smoke

Dr. Wagner

Our own Dr. Alesia J. Wagner, DO, Regional Medical Director for U.S. HealthWorks, is featured in this post on, an American Osteopathic Association blog focused on health issues for 20-Somethings


When you first walk into a room, it usually doesn’t take long to notice if someone has been smoking. You probably describe the scent as stale or lingering but what you might not know is that recent research suggests that “third-hand” smoke – the residue from tobacco smoke clinging to surfaces long after the smoke has settled – leaves behind more than just a bad odor.


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