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smoke

(smōk)
n.
a. A mixture of gases and small suspended particles of soot or other solids, resulting from the burning of materials such as wood or coal.
b. A cloud of such gases and suspended particles.
c. A vapor, mist, or fume that resembles this.
v. smoked, smoking, smokes
v.intr.
1.
a. To draw in and exhale smoke from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe: It's forbidden to smoke here.
b. To engage in smoking regularly or habitually: He smoked for years before stopping.
2. To emit smoke or a smokelike substance: chimneys smoking in the cold air.
v.tr.
a. To draw in and exhale the smoke of (tobacco, for example): I've never smoked a panatela.
b. To do so regularly or habitually: I used to smoke filtered cigarettes.

smok′a·ble, smoke′a·ble adj.

'smoke'

Imaging A haziness occasionally seen by transesophageal echocardiography in the left atrium, a sign of blood stasis, fancifully likened to smoke, which corresponds to the spontaneous presence of contrast; 'smoke' is associated with ↑ thromboembolism. Cf Atrial systolic failure, Moya-moya disease Vox populi Fumes produced by a lit cigarette and its slave. See Sidestream cigarette smoke.

smoke

plume of toxic fumes generated during electrosurgery (electrodesiccation, fulguration, electrosection and electrocoagulation)

smoke

1. a coat color of cats that consists of white hairs with black or blue tips. The intensity of the tip color varies on different parts of the body so that the face and back are very strongly colored.
2. a color variety of longhaired cats with orange or copper-colored eyes and a blue or black smoke coat color.

smoke bombs
after ignition may contaminate pasture with phosphorus.
smoke inhalation
animals confined in buildings, especially horses, suffer pulmonary congestion and edema after inhaling smoke from a building fire.

Patient discussion about smoke

Q. why is smoking bad for you?

A. There are numerous reasons why smoking is bad: it increases the risk for many cancers (and the more nasty ones, the ones that are not easily treated, if at all), in increases the risk to disease of the heart and blood vessels (sounds less dangerous, but still No 1. killer), it can cause chronic obstructive lung disease (imagine sitting in your chair, dependent on the oxygen mask, while even lacing your shoes cause you to feel out of breath), and many others.

Not to mention the cosmetic aspect: it gives a yellow shade to your fingers and teeth, it accelerate damage to the skin and can cause hoarseness.

It doesn't affect only you but also the people around you - your children your spouse, your friend that you expose to the smoke. And we haven't even mentioned the economical burden and social aspects.

There are many other reasons, but the decision to accept smoking as a bad thing must first be made by the listener- otherwise all I mentioned above wouldn't make any difference.

Q. Am I addicted to smoking? I only smoke when I go out with my friends to a pub and at parties. Does this make me an addict?

A. You might not be addicted; however you shouldn't smoke at all since it is very unhealthy. If all your friends smoke, maybe you should start hanging out with non smoking friends as well or take your smoking friends out to places where they can't smoke and then you will not feel obligated to join them.

Q. what to do to quit smoking?

A. that's a tough one- quit smoking is a physical and mental struggle. first of all getting rid of the dependency on cigarettes, and then getting rid of the old habits (smoking after meals, in pubs, with coffee). it's harder then it seems. you may gain weight while doing so, so i recommend starting a diet for a month or two while smoking only a 1/4 of the amount you used to smoke and after a month just stop.
it's hard i know- i smoked almost 2 packs a day for 20 years. i stopped one day, i had the feeling there's an earthquake for 2 weeks. you just need a good motivation, like your children's health.
crossing fingers for you!
I'm here if you'll need help!!

More discussions about smoke
References in classic literature ?
The mists of Horican are not like the curls from a peace-pipe, or the smoke which settles above a mosquito fire.
Occasionally spots of white were discoverable amidst the forests of the opposite hills, which announced, by the smoke that curled over the tops of the trees, the habitations of man and the commencement of agriculture.
But Van Horn, with Jerry panting under his hand, placidly and philosophically continued to smoke, lighting a fresh cigar when the first gave out.
Wear as many as you like, and I'll smoke in peace," returned this bad boy.
Geoffrey Delamayn reappeared at the house alone; went straight to the smoking-room; and calling for another supply of the old ale, settled himself in an arm-chair with the newspaper, and began to smoke.
He drew up the rocker, hoisted his slippered feet on the rail, and proceeded to smoke a cigar.
With our shaggy jackets drawn about our shoulders, we now passed the Tomahawk from one to the other, till slowly there grew over us a blue hanging tester of smoke, illuminated by the flame of the new-lit lamp.
for his smoke is horrible to inhale, and inhale it you must, and not only that, but you must live in it for the time.
After a dainty egg and fish dinner, Tom said he wanted to learn to smoke, now.
He set it in front of him, and whilst he was looking at it attentively, such a thick smoke came out that he had to step back a pace or two.
Now, the smoke of the fire beat over towards me, and it must have made me heavy of a sudden.
Suddenly there was a flash of light, and a quantity of luminous greenish smoke came out of the pit in three distinct puffs, which drove up, one after the other, straight into the still air.