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When smokers move out and non-smokers move in: residential thirdhand smoke pollution and exposure
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    NOT PEER REVIEWED This paper, although the authors may well have found evidence in line with their intent, could also open our eyes to another distinct and obvious perspective. One which may well be glossed over, in our determination to find the target perspective many seek. What if a smoke free environment could substantially increase population mortality and morbidity health risks? Is it too late to rethink our positi...

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    Many constituents of third hand smoke can be found in all homes and cars, regardless of smoking

    Matt et al's demonstration that nicotine can be detected in house dust, on surfaces and on fingers in homes formerly occupied by smokers[1] is used as a springboard to promote concern about third hand smoke(THS)[2]. Given the rudimentary nature of most domestic cleaning and the common experience of the distinctive smell of stale tobacco smoke, few will find it surprising that traces of nicotine can be found in smokers'...

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