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A closer look at smoking and its effects, in any form

Research shows that inhaling smoke from cigarettes increases your risk of lung cancer and other disease. But is it the carcinogens found in the tobacco or the smoke itself that causes the increase? Secondhand smoke, which has a different composition, is thought of as equally dangerous. And what about thirdhand smoke that lingers on fabrics and in homes?

This week on "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak to Dr. Norman Edelman about smoking and its effects. Edelman is a senior scientific advisor with the American Lung Association.

You can hear more of this week's interview with Edelman on first, secondhand and  even thirdhand smoke -- and the latest research into the effects of marijuana cigarettes and vaporizing -- tomorrow morning at 6:30 and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on WRVO.

Support for this story and "Take Care" comes from the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.