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passive smokingnoun [U]

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the ​unwantedbreathing in of other people's ​cigarettesmoke, ​especially by ​people who do not ​smoke: Doctors say ​passivesmoking has ​caused his ​lungcancer.
(Definition of passive smoking from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “passive smoking”
in Arabic مُدخّن سَلبي…
in Korean 간접 흡연…
in Portuguese fumo passivo…
in Catalan tabaquisme passiu…
in Japanese 間接喫煙(他人のタバコの煙を吸ってしまうこと)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被动吸烟…
in Turkish pasif içicilik…
in Russian пассивное курение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被動吸煙,吸二手煙…
in Italian fumo passivo…
in Polish bierne palenie…
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