Meaning of “smoking” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈsməʊkɪŋ/
Extra Examples
His children are trying to shame him into giving up smoking.Drinking and smoking are bad for your health.Increasingly, smoking is regarded as an anti-social habit.I gave up smoking two years ago.For years, studies have shown the link between smoking and cancer.

A1 the activity or habit of smoking cigarettes:

The new law will restrict smoking in public places.
→ See also passive smoking

(Definition of “smoking” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)