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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Mouth cancer has also been associated with second-hand smoke in cats due to the tar in cigarette smoke forming a residue on the cats fur, which is then consumed when the cat is grooming.
However, nearly one-fifth of non-smoking adults still experience regular exposure to second-hand smoke."
Second-hand smoke is known to have diverse effects on the lung and vascular systems in both children and adults.
The campaign was organized to highlight the links between the use of tobacco products and cardiovascular diseases and to increase awareness among general public on harmful effects of exposure to second-hand smoke on cardiovascular health.
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.
It will not only be a good gift to ourselves to maintain good health but also to show care for your loved ones by protecting them from second-hand smoke," said New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) President Emer Rojas.
"Many of these children are exposed to second-hand smoke in family cars, putting them at increased risk of a wide range of conditions, including respiratory illnesses, meningitis and asthma.
"It was a really tough time but losing Clover to lung cancer with the likely cause being smoking, just shows how damaging breathing in second-hand smoke can be.
Professor Kevin Fenton, national director for health and wellbeing for Public Health England, said: "Many parents aren't aware that over 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless."
The British Lung Foundation estimates that 430,000 children are exposed to second-hand smoke in their family car every week.
For information and advice on how to protect pets and people from second-hand smoke, visit rightoutside.org
"There is also evidence from the primary school survey that inequalities in children's exposure to second-hand smoke remains, so we will press ahead with plans to ban people smoking in cars carrying children."