Table 1

Frequency of use of various terms for “other people’s smoke”

Term usedIn Tobacco Control titles (March 1992 to February 2003)In Tobacco Control full text* (March 1998 to February 2003)In Medline titles (1966 to 1 March 2003)In Lexis-Nexis news database (global) (14 February to 14 March 2003)
*Number of individual papers using the terms.
Environmental tobacco smoke or ETS291491296182
Secondhand (or second hand) smoke/smoking251147818
Involuntary smoke/smoking23662
Passive smoke/smoking101131621102