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Which one is correct?why?
I should be aware of smoking effects
I should be aware of the effects of smoking.

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i) I should be aware of smoking effects  
ii) I should be aware of the effects of smoking  

The sentence (ii) is better and clearer.

In order to use SMOKING EFFECTS, the word SMOKING is to be regarded as a participle. SMOKING is in very rare case is so used; in most cases it is used as a gerund (as in ii).

Smoking effects is also not so clear in meaning as ... the effects of smoking  .  

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