smoking, passive

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2018
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A definition of the term "smoking, passive" is presented. It refers to the exposure of persons, who are not smokers, to the toxic gases released by the burning of tobacco products in their homes, workplaces, or recreational environments. Exposure to tobacco smoke may cause allergies, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, stroke, and other diseases and conditions.


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