Inhalation of sidestream smoke by people who do not smoke themselves. See also sidestream smoke
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Means breathing in other people's cigarette, pipe or cigar smoke when you don't smoke yourself. Passive smoking can cause lung cancer in people who don't smoke. Often affects people who work in very smoky atmospheres such as pubs and clubs. But they are still much less likely to get lung cancer than people who do smoke.
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Breathing in someone else`s tobacco smoke
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a non-smoker inhaling the cigar, cigarette, or pipe smoke of others (called second-hand smoke) in the same area, which increases the non-smoker's risk of cancer and respiratory disorders
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Passive smoking: The inhaling of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) by someone who is not smoking. See: ETS.
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(from the article `lung cancer`) Passive inhalation of cigarette smoke (sometimes called secondhand smoke) is linked to lung cancer in nonsmokers. In the early 1990s it was estimated ...
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A mixture of the smoke given off from a lit cigarette, pipe, cigar or smoke that is exhaled from the lungs of a smoker. Nonsmokers do inhale the smoke and it remains in the air for a period of time after cigarettes have been put out. Secondhand smoke can cause a wide range of health problems, including cancer, respiratory infections, and asthma. ..
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Inhalation of tobacco smoke from other people's cigarettes; see smoking
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Passive smoking is the inhalation of smoke, called second-hand smoke (SHS), or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), by persons other than the intended `active` smoker. It occurs when tobacco smoke permeates any environment, causing its inhalation by people within that environment. Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke causes disease, disability, a..
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