passive smoking

noun

: the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke (as from another's cigarette) especially by a nonsmoker

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of passive smoking was in 1971

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“Passive smoking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passive%20smoking. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

passive smoking

noun
: the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke (as from another's cigarette) especially by a nonsmoker
passive smoker noun

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