'Third-Hand' Smoke -- the Dust Finally Settles

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard a parent who smokes tell me, "But Dr. Spangler, I always smoke in the other room away from my children. Or I go outside." Safe? Safe enough? Most of us are aware that exposure to secondhand smoke is bad for you, which is why these parents avoid smoking around their children. But a study published this week in the medical journal Pediatrics by Dr. Jonathan Winickoff and his colleagues from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston...Full Story
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