Pets & Smoking: The Deadly Secret Lurking in Your Home

Research has shown that animals who live with smokers have an increased chance of developing cancer. Sometimes the cancer will show up as lung cancer or lymphoma. But other times, cancer can occur orally, because animals lick nicotine off an owner’s hands or clothing!

“There is clear information that cigarette smoking affects pet health. But it’s under reported,” said Dr. Kevin Gray with MUSC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Project Quit team.

Pets and Smoking - The Deadly Secret Lurking in Your Home

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