Definition of secondary smoke in English:

secondary smoke


  • [mass noun] Smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others.

    ‘children born to mothers who smoke may suffer lung damage from secondary smoke’
    • ‘He has had exposure to secondary smoke and this would somewhat increase his likelihood for primary lung cancer.’
    • ‘We would encourage people to be aware of the dangers of passive smoking and would support any measures to reduce the risk of inhaling secondary smoke.’
    • ‘Do you want to understand the correlation between secondary smoke and asthma in children?’
    • ‘As a barman in an Edinburgh pub I had the choice of breathing in secondary smoke all night or becoming unemployed.’
    • ‘The act of breathing in this secondary smoke is called passive smoking.’