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?
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.
Duolingo love to teach weird things. Except this one
"suimasu ka" is wrong?
Fairly sure that タバコは吸いますか？should be allowed (if not preferred)
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?