chain smoke

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chain smoke

To smoke cigarettes continuously, such that one begins a new cigarette as (or almost as) soon as the last one is extinguished. My grandmother died of emphysema after chain smoking for most of her adult life.
See also: chain, smoke

chain(-smoke)

in. to smoke cigarette after cigarette. (As if each cigarette were a link in a chain.) I never wanted to chain-smoke, but I got addicted.
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More than half of people in the Co-operative Pharmacy poll said they chain smoked or puffed faster than normal during their breaks.
The 45-year-old former Sex Pistol swigged beer, chain smoked and sneered at everyone including Keith Allen whose attempts at public naughtiness looked amateur by comparison.