a habit of smoking

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rvrambhatla

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In surprising medical news, scientists investigating long-term effects of stroke are reporting that injury to a specific part of the brain, located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit.

->brain, located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break a smoking habit

->brain, located behind the ear, can instantly and permanently break the habit of smoking

what is the right usage of smoking, the habit of smoking or a smoking habit.
 
  • ewie

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    Of the two I prefer a smoking habit, Rvram.
    But I have to say I don't like either of them much: they make smoking sound like such a casual affair.
    My preferred version would be
    ... can instantly and permanently cure addiction to tobacco.
     
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