Definition of passive smoking in English:

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passive smoking

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noun

[mass 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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