Irrespective of whether it takes place at work or at home, passive smoking is the involuntary inhalation of the tobacco smoke of other people. The smoke inhaled by the non-smoker may be: (a) mainstream smoke: smoke inhaled and exhaled by the smoker, (b) sidestream smoke: smoke which is emitted directly from burning tobacco, or (c) environmental tobacco smoke, also known as second-hand smoke: a combination of both mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke in the atmosphere. In this article passive smoking will be used synonymously with involuntary exposure to environmental smoke.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2001|