Context: Doctor asks me to cut smoking.
Dictionary says that cut when being used by itself means to reduce (in size/amount). However, it could also mean to remove (parts from a film, book, speech).
I also did a quick google search on "cut smoking" and "cut the habit". I found that cut is being taken to mean either reduce smoking/habit or to kick a habit (as in totally drop it)
So my question is can the word cut be taken to mean either reducing kicking? or does it strictly only mean reducing and kicking is a wrong usage?