Q. Do you have to be a smoker to be affected by another persons tobacco smoke?
A. Even if you do not smoke you are affected by secondhand smoke. There is an overwhelming amount of research and data that links secondhand smoke to disease.
What is secondhand smoke?
Secondhand smoke, also called environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), is the combination of two forms of smoke from burning tobacco products: sidestream smoke and mainstream smoke. Sidestream smoke, which makes up about half of all secondhand smoke, comes from the burning end of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe. Mainstream smoke is exhaled by the smoker. Exposure to secondhand smoke is also called involuntary smoking or passive smoking.
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