chain smoker


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chain-smoke

(chān′smōk′)
v. chain-smoked, chain-smok·ing, chain-smokes
v.intr.
To smoke continually, as by lighting the next cigarette from the previous one.
v.tr.
To smoke (cigarettes, for example) in continuing succession.

chain smoker n.
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Although I am not an expert, I would just like to share with readers how I suffered being a chain smoker for more than 32 years.
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On investigation, we found that he was a chain smoker," he says.
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Countering her charges, Bunty had told the police at a family counselling centre that Arianne was a chain smoker and roamed around with some youths in the area.
A chain smoker, Cowell used to smoke up to 40 cigarettes in a day and has previously tried hypnotherapy and electronic fags to try to kick the habit.