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passive smoke

pas·sive smoke

(pasiv smōk)
Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke inhaled unintentionally by non-smokers. May have negative health implications if inhaled over a long period of time. Also called second-hand smoke.

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Q. what is a passive smoking? and is it dangerous as an active?

A. Passive smoking is the exposure to cigarettes smoke emitted from cigarettes smoke by other person. It's dangerous and may increase the risk to several diseases similar to active smoking (one's exposure to smoke emitted from the cigarettes he or she is smoking) although the risk is of lower magnitude. Example for passive smoking is children of smokers etc.

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Q. Can I get lung cancer from passive smoking? All my friends smoke, can I get cancer by hanging out with them?

A. Yes, you can develop cancer by passive smoking. From what I've heard, non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke at home or work, increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 20 percent to 30 percent.

Q. what is it a passive smoking? and is it bad as as the active smoking? can i get cancer from it?

A. Passive smoking is the involuntary exposure of nonsmokers to tobacco smoke from the smoking of others. It is considered dangerous, and cause increased risk of cancer, although to a lesser degree than active smoking.

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The Clwyd West AM said he did not favour an outright ban on smoking, but wanted to protect children and non-smokers from the dangers of passive smoke.
The more people know about these effects however, the easier it is to make informed choices on how to limit your exposure to passive smoke.
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