the inhaling of cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoke of others, especially by a nonsmoker in an enclosed area.
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Origin of passive smoking
First recorded in 1970–75
Also called passive inhalation.
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the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
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