secondhand smoke


noun

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

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Origin of secondhand smoke

First recorded in 1975–80
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Medical definitions for secondhand smoke

secondhand smoke
[ sĕkənd-hănd ]

n.

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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