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noun [uncountable] smoking pronunciation in British English /ˈsməʊkɪŋ/
  1. 1
    the activity of breathing smoke from cigarettes, pipes etc into your mouth and lungs
    Smoking can seriously damage your health.
    smoking-related illnesses
    give up/quit smoking (=stop doing it): So how long is it since you gave up smoking?
  2. 2
    the part of a train where passengers are allowed to smoke
    a seat in smoking
    1. a.
      [usually before noun] where smoking is allowed
      Does the restaurant have a smoking section?


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