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Given that risk, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made curtailing teenage e-cigarette use a priority, and has requested information from Juul and other e-cig manufacturers as part of that campaign. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Here's What Scientists Do—And Don't—Know About E-Cigarettes," 30 May 2018 At the same time, e-cig manufacturers like Juul have been selling flavors that appeal to kids and marketing itself as a healthy alternative to smoking, even though its products are highly addictive. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Teens are turning away from cigarettes and alcohol and toward vaping," 17 Dec. 2018 Among this subset, almost 5 percent who used e-cigs quit, compared to 3 percent of smokers who used nicotine replacement medication. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "Money’s better than e-cigs or nicotine gum at helping smokers quit, study says," 23 May 2018 Folks can still smoke; no one’s taking their cigs away. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "Can Americans ditch guns the way we ditched cigarettes?," 21 May 2018 One e-cig trade group supports the FDA’s crackdown on companies targeting young people, but says that shouldn’t overshadow the positive influence vaping can have on tobacco smokers trying to quit. Emilie Ikeda, Fox News, "E-cigarettes ubiquitous at schools despite all efforts: 'You won't find a kid in Georgia who hasn't vaped before'," 7 June 2018 Pierce points to early e-cigarette ads, which featured celebrities smoking e-cigs in chic locations. USA TODAY, "Juuling, 'peanut butter cup'-flavored vapes: Young adults experiment with e-cigarettes," 8 Dec. 2016 Thirty-six percent of 12- to 17-year-olds who had never used tobacco but were receptive to ads ended up trying e-cigs by the end of the study. Rachel Bluth,, "‘Peanut Butter Cup’ vape? E-cig ads targeting teens create 224,000 new smokers a year, study says," 30 Mar. 2018 Thirty-six percent of 12- to 17-year-olds who had never used tobacco but were receptive to ads ended up trying e-cigs by the end of the study. Rachel Bluth, Washington Post, "‘Peanut Butter Cup’ Vape: Is This Dessert Or An E-Cigarette Flavor?," 26 Mar. 2018

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cig was in 1889

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