Non-smokers who stay in non-smoking hotel rooms test positive for smoke exposure

You can still be exposed to smoke in non-smoking rooms.

Rooms become “reservoirs of tobacco smoke toxicants that accumulate in carpets, dust, upholstery, mattresses, curtains and furniture, penetrate wallpaper and paint, and are even stored in drywall when they are continually smoked in. Experts refer to this as “third-hand smoke” and no one is sure how to clean it up. And while it’s easy enough to keep smokers confined to designated rooms, smoke itself is harder to contain.

 

 

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