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Q. What is the difference between a passive smoker and an active smoker?
Passive smoking is when one is exposed to second hand smoke. This smoke comes from a mixture of smoke exhaled by smokers and smoke released from burning cigarettes, cigars, etc.
Active smokering is when and individual is actually smoking the cigarette, cigar, etc.
Individuals who are exposed to passive smoking on a regular basis have an increased risk to develop lung cancer than individuals exposed to tobacco at lower levels.