Breathe easy on your next trip

New research reveals that your hotel room may not be as smoke-free as you think.

Booking the ocean-view penthouse with oversized soaking tub may do wonders for the mind, but it's not a given that the same is true for the body. A new study found that in smoking hotels, even non-smoking rooms expose guests to tobacco pollution, also known as third-hand smoke. In fact, surface nicotine levels were more than twice as high as in hotels where smoking was completely banned. The authors also write: "Our findings demonstrate that some non-smoking guest rooms in smoking hotels are as polluted with [third hand smoke] as are some smoking rooms." Disturbed? Exercise your right to clean air with a stay at a smoke-free property. For a little travel inspiration, read:

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