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Third hand smoke can cause health problems too

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(KYTX) - We've heard a lot about second hand smoke and how it can affect people, now scientists are finding third hand smoke can be dangerous too. 

Third hand smoke is the fumes that come off somebody who has smoked elsewhere .

Doctors say 3rd hand smoke can have a negative impact on our health, as well as our children's.

"There's evidence now that third-hand smoke is a risk factor in children like chronic ear infections and chronic respiratory infections. And if your clothes reek of smoke, your hair reeks of smoke...your little child who has asthma is going to get an asthma attack, more than likely," says  

Medical experts with the American Lung Association  are asking people who smoke to do it outside. Where the air is less concentrated and the smoke fumes are not as heavy and won't be left on clothing.

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