For the last freakin' time, No I don't vape. These hipsters are getting solicitous.
I feel you. Duolingo keeps tempting me to smoke. I just want to study lol
So do you smoke?
Fairly sure that タバコは吸いますか？should be allowed (if not preferred)
Why is it suimasu ka and not sutteimasu ka?
Because its not asking if youre smoking RIGHT NOW, just in general.
I wrote the same, but then realised that then the English would be "Are you smoking (right now)?". "Do you smoke?" is a general question.
"吸います" is for routine... if you say "タバコを吸っていますか?", it means something like "are you smoking tobacco?"
You could say that, it's an on going or habitual action.
Duolingo love to teach weird things. Except this one
"suimasu ka" is wrong?
タバコを吸っていますか？Should be accepted? Because Te-iru form can be habitual? e.g. 先生は数学を教えています could mean the teacher is currently teaching maths, or the teacher teaches maths. This is the example I've seen before.
吸いますーすいます is a different word. 煙りますーけむります seems more adequated.
煙る is the intransitive verb for "To smoke” E.g. a fire or bonfire smokes/is smoking.
吸う is the transitive verb for "to smoke" e.g. he his smoking a cigarette. 吸う is the correct verb in this case
Or to use this example タバコは煙りますか？would mean "Is the cigarette smoking?" (I.e has someone left a lit cigarette on the ground and not stamped it out?