In recent studies, high levels of nicotine on the hands of children of smokers brings concerns around third hand smoke which involves chemical and nicotine residue that’s left behind from cigarette and cigar smoke and can stick to skin, clothing, rugs, and walls.

Researchers found that the average level of nicotine found on children’s hands were three times higher than the hands of adult non-smokers who live with smokers.

“Children face a higher risk of developing health complications from thirdhand smoke than adults.” (Carmen Heredia Rodriguez)

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