environmental tobacco smoke

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Related to environmental tobacco smoke: passive smoking, Second hand smoking
Smoke from burning tobacco products to which a person is unintentionally exposed, most commonly in the home, formerly in public places, but no longer due to smoking bans

environmental tobacco smoke

The smoke from burning tobacco products to which a person is unintentionally exposed, in particular in public places–ie restaurants, hospitals, government buildings, aircraft. See Passive smoking, Second-hand smoke, Smoking.


Any suspension in the air of particles produced by combustion.

environmental tobacco smoke

Second-hand smoke.

first-hand smoke

Mainstream smoke.

mainstream smoke

Smoke released by a burning tobacco product and directly inhaled by the smoker.
Synonym: first-hand smoke

second-hand smoke

The airborne pollutants released from tobacco smoke into the air, from which they can be inhaled.
Synonym: environmental tobacco smoke; sidestream smoke

sidestream smoke

Second-hand smoke.

environmental tobacco smoke (ETS/passive smoke),

n the gaseous by-product of burning tobacco products, including but not limited to commercially manufactured cigarettes and cigars; contains toxic elements harmful to the health of adults and children exposed to it. Also called
secondhand smoke.

Patient discussion about environmental tobacco smoke

Q. Are throat nodulars caused by second hand smoke, allergy drip, and reflux. Also can chlorine and rust in water

A. Throat nodules, or also known as - vocal cord nodules, are usually caused by maximum contact between the two vocal cords. The cause of these formations are usually strenuous or abusive voice practices such as yelling and coughing. Persons who are often susceptible are those who use their voice constantly in a loud environment. Examples include teachers, cheerleaders, politicians, actors, musicians and singers. I am not sure I understand the question about chlorine and rust in water, I don't think these factors have a connection to vocal cord nodules. Other throat nodules can be cause by smoking (not as much in second hand smoke), alcohol or chewed tobbacco use.

Q. can i get lung cancer from second hand smoking? what is the red line amount? how long do i need to expose to a smoking environment before i risk lung cancer ?

A. Yes, second hand (or passive) smoking is indeed a risk factor for lung cancer. How much? It depends both on the environment of the passive smoking (e.g. to how many smokers one is exposed) and on genetic factors. Don't know about threshold, but it seems that the more you avoid it the better.

Q. can i get lung cancer from second hand smoking? what is the red line amount? how long do i need to expose to a smoking environment before i risk lung cancer ?

A. thanks dominicus.. hope our short explanation can answer your question, chocolat?

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What the authors failed to mention is that in the Dunn-Wiley environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) trial in Muncie, Indiana, less than 6 months later (Dunn and Wiley v.
In a groundbreaking study in 2002, Yolton found that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated in children and adolescents with decreases in certain cognitive skills, including reading, math, logic, and reasoning.
Researcher Dr Kimberly Yolton said that reading, maths and reasoning scores were related to environmental tobacco smoke exposure.
The effects of environmental tobacco smoke on health services utilization in the first eighteen months of life.
Simon Clark, of the smokers' lobbying group Forest, said: "We have consistently argued that the jury is still out on the effects of environmental tobacco smoke.
Previous research has suggested that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke could increase the risk of heart disease by as much as 30%.
A federal court should dismiss an action brought for alleged injuries from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) because it fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.
International Consultation on Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and Child Health.
tonight decided to postpone a presentation by a panel of six RJR scientists and engineers who were scheduled to present information Wednesday through Friday at an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) public hearing on proposed regulations concerning indoor air quality and environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace.
said today's verdict for the company and other cigarette makers in the fifth Environmental Tobacco Smoke flight attendant case to go to trial was the right decision based on the claims made by the plaintiff.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, the largest association representing office buildings, urges the administration to move ahead on those provisions that seek to remove environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) from common work areas as a way to attack indoor air problems at the source.
The jury decided this case on the facts, and the facts did not entitle the plaintiff to recover damages because she may have been exposed to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)," said William S.

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