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Is 2nd hand smoking worse than 1st hand smoking

TL;DR Yes, if one was to inhale the same amount of smoke passively as smokers inhale actively, it would be more dangerous. This is hardly the case though, as smokers also inhale parts of second hand ...
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Quantify third-hand smoke exposure risk

The following are studies which indicate cancer risks from third hand tobacco smoke which to me seems non-ambiguous. Sleiman, M., Logue, J. M., Luo, W., Pankow, J. F., Gundel, L. A., & ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

Unfortunately, you can't make a probabilistic estimate if you will contract heart disease or some form of cancer - there are too many variables to consider. How big is the room? How many people are ...
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How much risk am I taking by joining my coworkers for smoke breaks?

Your question has no correct answer. It is up to take the pain for a gain. What I would do is look for other times when I can build rapports. However, studies show that non-smokers exposed to second-...
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To what extend can passive smoking be dangerous?

Yes, passive smoking can induce an asthmatic attack and, depending on duration of exposure, harm your lungs. There is also a publication in NEJM from 1999 (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/...
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Do surgical masks effectively protect me against passive smoking and off-gases from cars?

Keep in mind that surgical masks are designed primarily to protect the patient from the surgical staff, not the other way around. They prevent aerosols exhaled by the surgeons and nurses from ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

Q: "How much risk (heart disease, lung cancer, etc.) am I at exactly? Is it a negligible amount or more serious. If it is possible to calculate or estimate, how can I do this? A source would be much ...
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How serious is the risk of second hand smoke?

Maybe this quote from a scientist who did secondhand smoke studies himself is more truthful than the first answer in the thread, which is grossly misleading. Secondhand smoke is highly diluded, by one-...
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Gas from cigarette smoke

The answer to your question is thirdhand smoking (THS): From the American Nonsmoker's Right Foundation (ANRF), "Thirdhand smoke consists of the tobacco residue from cigarettes, cigars, and other ...
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