What is smoking?

  • (adj): Emitting smoke in great volume.
    Example: "A smoking fireplace"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco, is burned and the smoke is tasted or inhaled. This is primarily practised as a route of administration for recreational drug use, as combustion releases the active substances in drugs such as nicotine and makes them available for absorption through the lungs. It can also be done as a part of rituals, to induce trances and spiritual enlightenment.

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List Of Smoking Bans In The United States - Smoking Laws of The United States By State - Nevada
... Statewide smoking ban excluding bars, casinos, and designated restaurant smoking rooms On December 8, 2006, after passage by 54% of voters on November 7, 2006 ... The Act permits smoking without limitation in areas within casinos where minors are already prohibited, stand-alone bars that do not serve food, strip ... Local governments may regulate smoking more stringently than the Act, though no city or county in Nevada has chosen to do so ...
Health In Cyprus - Smoking
... Smoking rates in Cyprus are considered high by international standards ... WHO Statistics from 1998 show that 38.5% of males were smokers ...
List Of Smoking Bans In The United States - Smoking Laws of The United States By State - Montana
... Statewide smoking ban On October 1, 2005, the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act (MCIAA) went into effect, banning smoking statewide in all enclosed workplaces in Montana including restaurants, though bars were exempt until ... vehicles, tobacco demonstrations in schools, designated hotel/motel smoking rooms, and American Indian religious and cultural activities ...
Smoked Fish - Smoking Process
... Rozum "The process of smoking fish occurs through the use of fire ... of smoked fish are salting (bath or injection of liquid brine or dry salt mixture), cold smoking, cooling, packaging (air/vacuum or modified), and storage ... Smoking, one of the oldest preservation methods, combines the effects of salting, drying, heating and smoking ...

More definitions of "smoking":

  • (noun): The act of smoking tobacco or other substances.
    Example: "Smoking stinks"
    Synonyms: smoke
  • (noun): A hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion.
    Synonyms: smoke

Famous quotes containing the word smoking:

    Technological innovation has done great damage ... to eating habits. Food is now available in such unpleasant forms that one frequently finds smoking between courses to be an aid to digestion.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)

    As an example to others, and not that I care for moderation myself, it has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain from smoking when awake.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    The same people who tell us that smoking doesn’t cause cancer are now telling us that advertising cigarettes doesn’t cause smoking.
    Ellen Goodman (b. 1941)