Similar term(s): involuntary smoking.
Passive smoking is defined as the involuntary inhalation of somebody else’s
tobacco smoke. Such secondhand tobacco smoke is a mixture of mainstream smoke
exhaled by active smokers and sidestream smoke released from the smouldering
tobacco and diluted with ambient air. Usually passive smoking occurs in a closed
environment, but it can also happen in an open environment. Passive smokers
inhale carcinogens, as well as other toxic components, that are present in
secondhand tobacco smoke.
Carcinogen - Secondhand tobacco smoke
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Español: Tabaquismo pasivo
Français: Tabagisme passif