cancer stick


Definition of cancer stick

: cigarette Why are women seemingly so attracted to cigarettes, also known as "coffin nails" and "cancer sticks" to some smoking foes?— Daniel Tretiak

Examples of cancer stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web AP Photo/Seth Wenig E-cigarettes, long touted as a healthier way to move off the original cancer sticks, suddenly face an alarming bad rap: mysterious lung diseases; random explosions during use; a link with cancer and heart disease. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "Vapers are turning to cigarettes to wean themselves off Juuls," 15 Sep. 2019 Can’t even smoke my stale cancer sticks on this smoke-free campus. Alise Leslie, The Root, "Champion," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cancer stick

circa 1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Cancer stick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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