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

Examples of anti-tobacco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Experts believe that China’s anti-tobacco policies are among the least effective in the world. Yanzhong Huang, Foreign Affairs, 1 Nov. 2011 Parent groups and anti-tobacco advocates immediately criticized the decision, which comes after years of pushing regulators to keep menthol and other flavors that can appeal to teens off the market. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune Well, 21 June 2024 Politicians and anti-tobacco advocates have accused the company of using these flavors -- along with a sleek design resembling a USB flash drive -- to market vaping to U.S. children and teenagers. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 6 June 2024 Sunak’s legislation was inspired by New Zealand, which last year passed the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the world, intended to ban sales to those born after Jan. 1, 2009, as well as cut nicotine content and slash the number of tobacco retailers. William Booth, Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2024 Topline New Zealand’s government will reverse one of the world’s toughest anti-tobacco laws Tuesday that would have banned the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to residents born in 2009 onwards, drawing condemnation from public health experts and anti-tobacco campaigners. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 This delay has frustrated anti-tobacco groups who see it as an instance of politics getting in the way of public health. Mira Cheng, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 Opposition The bill faced opposition during a committee hearing on May 24, after a group of 28 anti-tobacco and public health organizations submitted a letter requesting lawmakers to not adopt it. John Sharp |, al, 1 June 2023 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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“Anti-tobacco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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