secondhand smoke


smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe that is involuntarily inhaled, especially by nonsmokers.

Origin of secondhand smoke

First recorded in 1975–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

secondhand smoke in Medicine

secondhand smoke



Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke that is inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers and is injurious to their health if inhaled regularly over a long period of time.passive smoke
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