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When someone smokes outside comes back in and smells like it and others can smell it is it harmful like smoking and secondhand smoking?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Studies have found that 3rd hand smoke, what you are referring to, can be almost as dangerous as smoking in the house with someone.

In brief: Yes

Studies have found that 3rd hand smoke, what you are referring to, can be almost as dangerous as smoking in the house with someone.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To babies

To adults, the smell won't cause problems like second hand smoke exposure.
It may aggravate allergies or runny nose symptoms. To babies, holding them up against tobacco smoke-infused clothing has been shows to increase respiratory problems.

In brief: To babies

To adults, the smell won't cause problems like second hand smoke exposure.
It may aggravate allergies or runny nose symptoms. To babies, holding them up against tobacco smoke-infused clothing has been shows to increase respiratory problems.
Dr. James Cunnar
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