second-hand smoke


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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
References in periodicals archive ?
The council launched its Smokefree Communities Project in Grangetown, Loftus and Kirkleatham to help improve the health and well-being of locals by getting people to quit - and reduce the number of people exposed to second-hand smoke.
There is no risk-free acceptable level of exposure to second-hand smoke.
He said that in adults, second-hand smoke causes serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including coronary heart disease and lung cancer.
Second-hand smoke is defined as "smoke that is inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others.
In 2014, the Scottish Government announced a new target of reducing the proportion of children being exposed to second-hand smoke from 12 per cent to 6 per cent by 2020 which would have the potential to protect up to 50,000 children.
PDSA veterinary, Vicki Larkham, said: "The effects of second-hand smoke on humans are well known, but many people don't realise their smoking may also be damaging their pet's health.
The research found the number of people who don't allow smoking in their main car had gone up from 71% in 2011 to 76% last year and that awareness of the dangers of second-hand smoke had risen in the past three years.
The Results: The children of women exposed to second-hand smoke demonstrated a decrease in gross motor functioning compared to the children with mothers who had had no exposure.
For more information about the dangers of second-hand smoke and where to seek help, visit www.
Second-hand smoke is a common indoor pollutant in the home, making passive smoking serious health risk for both those who smoke and those who do not.
The campaign will include TV adverts which show that smoking out of a car window or the back door is not enough to protect children from second-hand smoke.
Jade said: "If people choose to smoke that''s their choice and I respect that, but I think that not smoking in cars will protect vulnerable people from second-hand smoke, which can be very harmful.