Definition of secondhand smoke in US English:

secondhand smoke


  • Smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others.

    • ‘And society has a duty to them, their families and those who breathe in their second-hand smoke, to help them quit.’
    • ‘Once I got used to the second-hand smoke, Arto made the trip that much more enjoyable.’
    • ‘But these ads are focused on the second-hand smoke you might encounter in a public place.’
    • ‘Does second-hand smoke cause ‘no added risk’ to people living or working with smokers?’
    • ‘How can you argue your right to hand me your second-hand smoke?’