an·​ti-to·​bac·​co ˌan-tē-tə-ˈba-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce anti-tobacco (audio)
variants or less commonly antitobacco
: opposed to, discouraging, or restricting the use of tobacco : anti-smoking
anti-tobacco legislation
anti-tobacco activists

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, lawsuits brought by anti-tobacco groups forced the FDA to speed up its timeline for reviewing more than a million e-cigarette applications from four years to 10 months. Matthew Perrone, ajc, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-tobacco was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-tobacco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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