Definition of secondary smoking in US English:

secondary smoking


  • another term for passive smoking
    • ‘Ok it has been proven that smoking is bad for the health and that secondary smoking can cause cancer.’
    • ‘We are trying to protect people's health from secondary smoking.’
    • ‘However, there is considerable evidence suggesting that secondary smoking damages people's health.’
    • ‘In Scotland we don't appear to have specific rulings in relation to secondary smoking and until we get them it will be difficult to form a view.’
    • ‘Having first-hand experience of living with a smoker for 20 years, I know to my cost just how damaging secondary smoking can be.’