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Secondhand tobacco smoke

Similar term(s): second-hand tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), passive smoke.

Definition:

Secondhand tobacco smoke is the smoke inhaled by passive smokers.

It is a mixture of smoke exhaled by smokers (mainstream smoke) and smoke released from their smouldering cigarette, cigar, or other smoking device (sidestream smoke) diluted with ambient air.

Secondhand tobacco smoke contains carcinogens, as well as other toxic components.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Cancer - Mainstream smoke - Passive smoking

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Tobacco Active and Passive Smoking:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Umwelttabakrauch
Español: Humo ambiental de tabaco
Français: Fumée secondaire du tabac

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