passive smoking

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passive smoking

n
(Brewing) the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
passive smoker n

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]
Translations
passzív dohányzás

passive smoking

nfumo passivo
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A suggestion from a senior Gulf official that smoking ban can be extended to outdoor areas to protect people from the harmful impacts of second-hand smoking, ought to be implemented in Qatar given the widespread prevalence of the health hazard.
Second-hand smoking results in more than 300,000 GP visits among children ever year, 9,500 hospital visits and costs the NHS more than pounds 23.
Second-hand smoking results in more than 300,000 GP visits among children every year, 9,500 hospital visits and costs the NHS more than pounds 23.