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Do smokers suffer from secondhand smoke, too?

Smokers can suffer from secondhand smoke. For example, if you smoke four cigarettes per day but your partner smokes 24 cigarettes per day you will in essence be exposed to a high level of secondhand smoke.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Secondhand smoke is really a combination of two types of smoke: The stuff a smoker exhales and so-called sidestream smoke, which comes directly from a smoldering cigarette, cigar, or pipe. Both types of secondhand smoke are toxic, though sidestream smoke seems to be more dangerous. So even if a person only lights up when no one else is around, secondhand smoke is still taking a potentially deadly toll -- on the smoker.
To a degree, smokers are also exposed to secondhand smoke by inhaling the smoke they’ve exhaled and from the burning end of the lit cigarette. Those who smoke in groups with others smokers, for example, in designated smoking areas, also inhale the secondhand smoke from group members.
 
Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Everyone, including people who already smoke, suffers from secondhand smoke. Just as there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. If you're a smoker trying to quit, the National Cancer Institute found that a smoke-free workplace can be a big help. You're likely to smoke fewer cigarettes a day and you're more likely to succeed in quitting. 
Irwin Isaacs
Psychology
Yes, because they tend to associate with other smokers.
Robert S. Kaufmann, MD
Internal Medicine

Anytime you breath in smoke it affects your lungs.  It does not matter if it is first hand hand or second hand.  

Second hand smoke will affect both smokers and non smokers alike. The smoke that is created from cigarettes is inhaled by all who are in the area that come in contact with air that is filled with smoke from smokers. Inhalation of the smoke will only increase the amount of potential toxins that they come into contact with while in the environment.

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