second-hand smoke


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Related to second-hand smoke: passive smoker
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

second-hand smoke

Passive smoking, see there.

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
See also: smoke
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TobacAlert[TM] measures levels of cotinine, a by-product of the break-down of nicotine in the human body that the Surgeon General's Report on second-hand smoke described as "the biomarker of choice for assessing secondhand smoke exposure.
Fresh Start packs contain information on how smokers can protect themselves and their families from the harm second-hand smoke causes and are available at pharmacies across Wales and via the Fresh Start Wales website.
Cigarettes: A health hazard SOME smoking facts from Fresh (Smoke Free North East): * Smoking remains the single biggest cause of preventable illness in the North-east; * It kills 15 people a day and 5,500 people a year in the region alone; * Diseases caused by second-hand smoke generate more than 300,000 visits to the GP and 9,500 hospital admissions in the UK every year.
Wales was the first UK country to vote in favour of a ban on smoking in public places and if necessary we will not shy away from considering the introduction of progressive legislation to further protect children from second-hand smoke.
Even low levels of second-hand smoke can block the arteries within three years.
Second-hand smoke is also associated with middle ear infection.
Long-term exposure to second-hand smoke can increase your risk of heart disease.
Omni cigarettes address health concerns for both smokers and non-smokers by reducing the level of carcinogens in second-hand smoke as well.
The inmates at California State Prison in Lancaster filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming they suffer health problems from second-hand smoke and should be reimbursed for medical treatment.
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ: NYMX) offers TobacAlert[TM] Urine, an easy-to-use test for second-hand smoke exposure that requires no special equipment or training and can be used for at home or at the workplace.
This study suggests that, in India, there is good evidence that smokefree laws in workplaces are associated with a reduction in second-hand smoke at home," Dr John Tayu Lee, from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, who led the study said.
Both the British Heart Foundation and the British Lung Foundation in Wales have given their support to the campaign hoping that it will encourage people to find out more about the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.