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deterrent

(dē-tĕr′ĕnt) [L. deterrēre, to deter]
1. An agent that inhibits the action of another agent.
2. An agent that discourages or prevents the use of another agent.

smoking deterrent

Any agent, such as nicotine, nicotine antagonists, or some antidepressant drugs, that relieves the desire to smoke tobacco products.
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Consequently, in a world where nuclear-armed states use their nuclear weapons for coercion and intimidation, the United States must maintain a capable, secure, and credible nuclear deterrent.
The deterrents include making smoking more expensive for smokers and increasing the price of tobacco and tobacco products.
In the latest letter, a correspondent says he can tell me that deterrents would work, and sets out his own list of measures.
But an electronic spy that's hidden in a bush isn't a deterrent any more - it's a cash machine.
RAC spokesman Philip Hale said: 'While extreme actions may not be practical, more effective deterrents need serious and urgent consideration.
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