the act of smoking tobacco or other substances
"he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
"the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"
emitting smoke in great volume
"a smoking fireplace"
The inhalation of tobacco, or use substances.
Smoking is permitted.
Giving off smoke.
Sexually attractive, usually referring to a woman.
That woman is smoking-hot
a. & n. from Smoke
Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering plant materials, most often wood. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, though cheeses, vegetables, and ingredients used to make beverages such as beer, smoked beer, and lapsang souchong tea are also smoked. In Europe, alder is the traditional smoking wood, but oak is more often used now, and beech to a lesser extent. In North America, hickory, mesquite, oak, pecan, alder, maple, and fruit-tree woods, such as apple, cherry, and plum, are commonly used for smoking. Other fuels besides wood can also be employed, sometimes with the addition of flavoring ingredients. Chinese tea-smoking uses a mixture of uncooked rice, sugar, and tea, heated at the base of a wok. Some North American ham and bacon makers smoke their products over burning corncobs. Peat is burned to dry and smoke the barley malt used to make whisky and some beers. In New Zealand, sawdust from the native manuka is commonly used for hot smoking fish. In Iceland, dried sheep dung is used to cold-smoke fish, lamb, mutton, and whale. Historically, farms in the Western world included a small building termed the smokehouse, where meats could be smoked and stored. This was generally well-separated from other buildings both because of the fire danger and because of the smoke emanations.
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Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or something similar to tobacco.
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Rank popularity for the word 'smoking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3611
Rank popularity for the word 'smoking' in Nouns Frequency: #2691
The numerical value of smoking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of smoking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
It's a frontier area, and one that we are interested in going after in terms of interventions for smoking cessation.
I would vote yes because I am seeing in this country too many lives being destroyed for non-violent offenses, we have a criminal justice system that lets CEOs on Wall Street walk away, and yet we are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana.
Unfortunately, the end result is that smokers are discouraged from using e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking, for those smokers who can not switch with, or do not want to use the pharmaceutical medications, e-cigarettes can really be life-saving.
I think the lesson learned is that humans are inherently at risk for heart disease whether they live in ancient Egypt or North or South America or Europe, i don't look at it as our fate is to die of heart disease, I look at this as a lesson that we humans have had this challenge from the beginning of time, but we can prevent or delay it. And we should use this as a reminder that we should do everything we currently know how to delay it: exercise, a lean diet, avoid smoking, taking medication that we need.
Noise is the bane of modern life and a major health issue. It hurts people like secondary smoking does.
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- пале́нне, курэ́ннеBelarusian
- пу́шене, тютюнопу́шенеBulgarian
- kouřící, kouřeníCzech
- humeante, fumarSpanish
- savuava, savuaminen, tupakointiFinnish
- smùideadh, smocadh, smùidScottish Gaelic
- füstölő, dohányzásHungarian
- ծխում, ծխելըArmenian
- røykingNorwegian Nynorsk
- esfumaçante, fumo, esfumaçamento, gostosoPortuguese
- fumigenă, fumători, fumigen, fumător, fumătoareRomanian
- привлекательный, чадящий, куре́ние, коптящий, дымящий, табакокуре́ниеRussian
- пушење, pušenjeSerbo-Croatian
- การสูบ, การสูบบุหรี่Thai
- курі́ння, палі́нняUkrainian
- hút thuốcVietnamese
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