Recent Examples of secondhand smoke from the Web
Smart Business reports that smoking causes $197 billion in lost productivity for U.S. businesses each year and secondhand smoke causes an additional $10 billion loss.
What happened to all the concern about secondhand smoke that raged in the run-up to barring smoking in public places?
The policy, in place for the first time for last year's fair, eliminates the risk of exposure to secondhand smoke in all fenced-in common areas of the fairgrounds and within 40 feet of the main gated entrances.
The City of Milwaukee is launching a campaign to warn of the links between secondhand smoke and infant mortality and premature births.
The agency contends that 1.7 million children under five years of age die every year because of environmental risks like air pollution, secondhand smoke, unsafe water and lack of sanitation and hygiene.
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SECONDHAND SMOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of secondhand smoke for English Language Learners
: smoke from a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc., that can be inhaled by people who are near the person who is smoking
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