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  • n. A stream of fluid taken from an intermediate point in a process such as distillation


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  • The main-and most dangerous-component of second-hand smoke is called "sidestream tobacco smoke," and it contains more than 4,000 chemicals.

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  • These forms are known as sidestream smoke (smoke that comes from the end of a lighted cigarette, pipe or cigar) and mainstream smoke (smoke that comes from the end of a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe).

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  • A preliminary study from McMaster University found that women smokers and women exposed to sidestream smoke had half the pregnancy rates per embryo transfer of nonsmokers.

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  • In particular, the unpublished reports provided evidence of the greater toxicity of sidestream than mainstream smoke, a finding of particular relevance given the industry's continuing denial of the harmful effects of passive smoking.

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  • Further more, because sidestream smoke is generated at lower temperature and under different conditions than mainstream smoke, it contains higher concentration of many of the toxins and carcinogens that are present in cigarettes smoking.

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  • Second hand smoking consists of sidestream smoke, which refers to smoke released from burning cigarettes, and mainstream smoke which refers to smoke exhaled by smoker.

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  • They were outdoors, and the wind took the smoke away, and sidestream contamination was not an important thing to have on one's mind.

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  • We went no further than Hatchard's mile, where the water plumps the poor sleepy river from a sidestream, and, as it turned the boat's head quite round, I let the boat go.

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  • Some of the carcinogenic compounds are actually present at higher levels in sidestream smoke than in "mainstream" tobacco smoke, the smoke that is actually inhaled by smokers.

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  • Mice were exposed to the equivalent of either 3 or 16 cigarettes' worth of mainstream or sidestream tobacco smoke daily for two weeks.

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  • Indeed the examples provide plenty of evidence of the strength of the collocation with smoke.

    December 13, 2013

  • A particular class of smoke, rich in chemicals but poor in flavor.

    December 13, 2013