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secondhand smoke

noun

: smoke from a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc., that can be inhaled by people who are near the person who is smoking

Full Definition of SECONDHAND SMOKE

:  tobacco smoke that is exhaled by smokers or is given off by burning tobacco and is inhaled by persons nearby

First Known Use of SECONDHAND SMOKE

1976
Medical Dictionary

secondhand smoke

noun sec·ond·hand smoke \ˌsek-ən(d)-ˌhan(d)-\

Medical Definition of SECONDHAND SMOKE

:  tobacco smoke that is exhaled by a smoker or is given off by burning tobacco (as of a cigarette) and is inhaled by persons nearby—called also passive smoke

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