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    #1

    Puff

    What would you say? Suppose a person is smoking and he hasn't taken a puff for a while so what we have to say? "Take a puff otherwise the cigerrate will subside(the fire of cigerrate will subside)".

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    #2

    Re: Puff

    You could say "Take a puff or the cigarette will go out".
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    #3

    Re: Puff

    A cigar would go out, but a cigarette wouldn't.

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    #4

    Re: Puff

    A roll-up might.

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    #5

    Re: Puff

    Cigarettes go out if they are not smoked.

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    #6

    Re: Puff

    I have never smoked in my life and I'm definitely not going to. But I'm interested what "take a puff" means. Is it like "to inhale smoke" or what?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: Puff

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Cigarettes go out if they are not smoked.
    They do in New York, thanks to regulations aimed at preventing fires.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Puff

    I get most of my cigarettes outside of New York due to the expense. They all go out if not smoked.

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    #9

    Re: Puff

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I'm interested what "take a puff" means.
    'The action of taking the smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc into your lungs.'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/puff_2

    I am an asthmatic. May I say 'take a puff at a Salbutamol inhaler'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: Puff

    Why not? (But it's usually take a puff OF something. The word "drag" is also used.)

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