Secondhand tobacco smoke
Similar term(s): second-hand tobacco smoke, secondhand smoke, environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), passive smoke.
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.
Cancer - Mainstream smoke - Passive smoking
To read about this term in context:
GreenFacts Summary on Tobacco Active and Passive Smoking:
Español: Humo ambiental de tabaco
Français: Fumée secondaire du tabac