anti-smoking

adjective

an·​ti-smok·​ing ˌan-tē-ˈsmō-kiŋ How to pronounce anti-smoking (audio)
ˌan-tī-
variants or less commonly antismoking
: opposed to tobacco smoking
anti-smoking groups
anti-smoking ads

Examples of anti-smoking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similar to anti-smoking campaigns, there have been efforts to regulate tanning beds after they were declared a carcinogen. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2024 After the delay was announced Friday afternoon, anti-smoking and health advocates began expressing their frustration. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 26 Apr. 2024 The Biden administration has indefinitely delayed a ban on menthol cigarettes, sparking backlash from anti-smoking advocates. Suzanne Nuyen, NPR, 29 Apr. 2024 If passed, the bill will give Britain some of the toughest anti-smoking measures in the world. Sylvia Hui, Quartz, 17 Apr. 2024 Read More: How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis If the bill passes, the U.K. will have the world’s only generational smoking ban, and one of the strictest anti-smoking laws. Anna Gordon, TIME, 16 Apr. 2024 The group also would like to see anti-smoking messaging before and after shows featuring such imagery, as well as a ratings system warning of smoking images. USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2024 But anti-smoking groups fear many smokers won't understand that. Don Thompson, CBS News, 29 June 2023 But this time, the anti-smoking movement had scientific — rather than moral — arguments. Jeffrey A. Singer, National Review, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-smoking was in 1840

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“Anti-smoking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-smoking. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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