passive smoking

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passive smoking

the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
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The studies have led the authors to find that the evidence is sufficient to conclude that involuntary smoking is a cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.
Involuntary smoking at work causes three times as many deaths as do industrial accidents - about 30 people will die as a result of involuntary smoking at work this year in Wales.
In this recent study, researchers attempted to estimate the number of children adversely affected by involuntary smoking.
Past cases dealing with involuntary smoking in the workplace have obtained a variety of legal relief, including workers' compensation,(26) disability benefits,(27) and unemployment insurance.
Other studies on passive or involuntary smoking suggest that there may be no safe level of such exposure.