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Third-Hand Cigarette Smoke Residues Can Lead to Diabetes

Cigarette smoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cancer in smokers and people exposed to cigarette fumes. Now, researchers are studying the effects of so-called third-hand smoke. "Third-hand smoke is the accumulation of second-hand smoke on the environmental surfaces,” said Manuela Martins-Green, a cell biologist at the University of California, Riverside. “So, as the smoke is coming out of the ends of the cigarettes, it's then depositing on the sofas, the carpets,...

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