Definition of passive smoking in English:

passive smoking

Syllabification: pas·sive smok·ing

noun

  • The involuntary inhaling of smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes: children are more susceptible to the effects of passive smoking
    More example sentences
    • The act of breathing in this secondary smoke is called passive smoking.
    • Before the 1990s, awareness of the danger of passive smoking was lower and smokers smoked freely at home.
    • Even if they benefit smokers, such cigarettes would not prevent passive smoking.

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