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When the Smoke Clears: Protecting the Nonsmokers in Your Life

Even if you know smoking is bad for you, you still might not be ready to quit. But have you thought about the people around you who don't smoke? Your smoking is bad for them too. The smoke you exhale and the smoke that burns from a cigar, cigarette or pipe is called "secondhand smoke", and the nonsmokers around you can inhale it. It's as if they are smoking too.