passive smoking

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Origin of passive smoking

First recorded in 1970–75
Also called passive inhalation.
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British Dictionary definitions for passive smoking

passive smoking

noun
  1. the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
Derived Formspassive smoker, noun
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