|2.||third hand smoke|
The nearly invisible, faint smoke breathed out by a person who just inhaled the smoke from another person's cigarette (see second hand smoke), which is then breathed in by another person near them. What that final person then breathes out could technically be considered fourth hand smoke if inhaled by yet another person, but scientists are still debating on how harmful, if at all, fourth hand smoke is.
Steve: "Hey sweet thang, my aunt just died of lung cancer."
Jennie: "Ohhhh, that's so sad. Too many kools?"
Steve: "Nah, fucking third hand smoke. That shit's deadly when you're 90."
|1.||third hand smoke|
Those who have been around people who have been around people who were smoking.
Or, being in places where smoking has occured, thus being tainted by a smokey smell.
I encountered third hand smoke when my husband returned from a bar.