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What effects does smoking have on the human body? At way age do people often start smoking and how difficult can it be to quit?
"go up in smoke" = if a plan goes up in smoke, the it didn't work out and failed
"We wanted to go on a trip, but our plan went up in smoke when I lost my job."
"blow smoke" = to trick, lie, or deceive people
"Brandon said he stopped using drugs, but he's just blowing smoke."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Woman: No, you can't. You smoke two packs a day, and I DON'T call that a casual smoker.
Man: Hey, it's my choice, so butt out. We've talked about this before, and I'm tired of you, mom, and dad nagging me about it all the time.
Man: It's not a problem. I smoke outside.
Woman: Really. Well, what about these cigarettes? [ What? ] Right here! [ Oh! ] I found them in his clothes when he stayed over last night. Listen.
Woman: Figure it out. Listen. I ('ve) got to go now. If you want to talk more, I'll be at mom's house. Man: Whatever.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What are the basic laws or rules of etiquette regarding smoking in public or at home in your area today? How have these laws changed over the years? For example, in some places, smoking is not allowed in public buildings, and you have to smoke a certain distance away from the entrance and windows of public buildings.
What are some key steps to kicking the habit of smoking? What organizations or Web sites are available to help people with this issue? Search the Internet for find information on this subject.