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passive smoking

n
(Brewing) the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
passive smoker n
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pas′sive smok′ing


n.
the inhaling of the cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke of others, esp. by a nonsmoker in an enclosed area.
[1970–75]
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Translations
passzív dohányzás

passive smoking

nfumo passivo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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If Pete read the warnings on packets of cigarettes he'd remember that smoking kills, it harms unborn babies, it causes heart disease, and passive smoking kills.
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Ann Kerr, of Health Scotland, said: "The key message is that passive smoking kills.
Ministers say Wales's extra three smoke-free months could save 100 lives, as passive smoking kills 400 people a year in Wales.
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Welsh Assembly ministers hope their early start will save 100 lives as passive smoking kills 400 people a year in Wales.
It has been estimated that passive smoking kills 400 people every year and there are 6,000 premature deaths from smoking-related illnesses in Wales each year.
The British Medical Association Cymru says passive smoking kills up to 30 people a day across the UK.
"The straight fact is that passive smoking kills 11,000 people each and every year.
Passive smoking kills. We must do something about it now.
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