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Passive smoking

Similar term(s): involuntary smoking.

Definition:

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.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Carcinogen - Secondhand tobacco smoke

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Tobacco Active and Passive Smoking:

Translation(s):

Español: Tabaquismo pasivo
Français: Tabagisme passif

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