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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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smokingsmok‧ing /ˈsməʊkɪŋ $ ˈsmoʊk-/ ●●● S2 noun [uncountable]  SMOKEthe activity of breathing in tobacco smoke from a cigarette, pipe etcstop/quit/give up smoking I gave up smoking nearly ten years ago. The sign says ‘No Smoking’. a no smoking area the risks of passive smoking (=breathing in smoke from other people’s cigarettes)
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smokingSmoking is not allowed in any part of the building.These days smoking is seen as an anti-social habit.The strange thing was that he derived no real enjoyment from smoking.The case of smoking and alcohol abuse illustrates the controversy.The amount of tar in cigarettes is also important but less so than the number smoked or duration of smoking.Roy believed his illness was caused by passive smoking.Passive smoking has come to the fore.Between half and two-thirds of smokers die of something other than smoking.Now, though the office air is clean, the butt-crammed ashtray outside testifies that smoking is far from stubbed out.Some teenage girls think that smoking helps keep their weight down.passive smokingSpecialist medical evidence in the case showed that he had developed lung cancer as a result of active and passive smoking.This means that several hundred of the 40,000 deaths from lung cancer each year may be caused by passive smoking.The authors conclude that the risk of respiratory conditions resulting from passive smoking, although small, is not negligible. 2.Why review articles on the health effects of passive smoking reach different conclusions.The tobacco industry requested that Stivoro be stopped from propagating its position on passive smoking.Or it may have been through passive smoking.Cotinine in the urine is a reliable indicator that the subject has been exposed to passive smoking.An analysis of the 1987 survey was undertaken to estimate the dose-response relations of height and respiratory symptoms to passive smoking.
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