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passive smoking

the inhalation of smoke from other people's cigarettes by a nonsmoker
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Although exposure is small as compared with that experienced by mainstream smokers, passive smokers who are in the same room may show pulmonary deposition of smoke particles as well as increased blood levels of nicotine and carboxyhaemoglobin.
"Graphic warnings are a good way to prevent people who might start smoking from picking up this bad habit," says Maha Ghalib, a Saudi mother of a teenage son and the wife of a passive smoker. "I'm sure a lot of smokers are aware that cigarettes can turn their lungs black but seeing a graphic warning may push some smokers to give up the habit.
Kruskal Wallis Test was used for comparison of mean rank test according to the smoking status (smoker, never smoker and passive smoker), with p-value less than 0.05 being considered significant.
However, it may be detected in a passive smoker if he or she has been in direct contact with smoke for a long time.
"Effectively, she has become a passive smoker whilst in the care of the NHS on two occasions.
Figures released by the council and Coventry Primary Care Trust showed that 19 people die every week in the city from smoking related diseases - with one of those each week a passive smoker.
In Coventry, 19 people die each week from such diseases and one of those each week will be a passive smoker.
Kate Speakman, 22, a PR manager from Formby, said:``I can see both sides: on the one hand,for a smoker trying to quit it would be helpful,as it would for the passive smoker; on the other,it would be very difficult for smokers,especially in bars where smoking is almost conditional to drinking.''
Fewer than three out of 10 adults smoke but nearly everyone is a passive smoker.
Less than three adults in 10 smoke, but nearly everyone is a passive smoker. Symptoms include sore eyes, nose, throat, headaches, dizziness, nausea, asthma and glue ear in children.
Fewer than three adults in 10 smoke, but nearly everyone is a passive smoker. Symptoms include sore eyes, headaches, dizziness, nausea, asthma and glue ear in children.