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A person who smokes tobacco, almost always understood to be cigarettes Ratio of ♂:♀ smokers Philippines64/19, China61/7, Saudi Arabia53/2, Russia50/12, Argentina45/30, US28/23 Physician smokers Canada, UK, US, < 10% of physicians smoke; China, 67.5% of ♂ physicians smoke. See Former smoker, Nonsmoker.

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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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