Definition of secondary smoke in English:

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secondary smoke


[mass noun]
Smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others: children born to mothers who smoke may suffer lung damage from secondary smoke
More example sentences
  • The act of breathing in this secondary smoke is called passive smoking.
  • He has had exposure to secondary smoke and this would somewhat increase his likelihood for primary lung cancer.
  • We would encourage people to be aware of the dangers of passive smoking and would support any measures to reduce the risk of inhaling secondary smoke.

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