new brunswick anti tobacco coalition
Home Site Map Français Contact Us
What's New?

Webinar - Thirdhand Smoke:
 A Persistent Environmental Toxin

Apr 26, 2016

Webinar - Thirdhand Smoke:
 A Persistent Environmental Toxin

Thirdhand Smoke:
A Persistent Environmental Toxin

Presented by the Program for Training and Consultation Centre in collaboration with the UCSF School of Medicine.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016  |  2:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)
Language: English  |  Format: 60-minutes (online)

Thirdhand smoke is the chemicals from cigarette smoke that (1) remain in the indoor environment, (2) re-emit from surfaces back into the air and (3) react to create new pollutants. We are exposed to thirdhand smoke through our skin, by breathing, and by eating food that chemicals from cigarette smoke stick to. These chemicals include known toxins and carcinogens, and recent research has highlighted the health effects associated with thirdhand smoke exposure.

Living in spaces where people have smoked increases exposure to toxins and carcinogens. By providing an overview of thirdhand smoke and its health effects, this webinar will help participants further understand the importance of smoking bans in housing, workplaces, hotels and rental cars to reduce thirdhand smoke exposure.


  • Suzaynn Schick, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

This free webinar will be of interest to public health practitioners, health care providers and policy makers working in comprehensive tobacco control.