electronic cigarette

noun
variants: or e-cigarette \ ˈē-​ˌsi-​gə-​ˈret How to pronounce electronic cigarette (audio) , -​ˈsi-​gə-​ˌret \ or less commonly e-cig \ ˈē-​ˌsig How to pronounce electronic cigarette (audio) \

Definition of electronic cigarette

: a battery-operated device that is typically designed to resemble a traditional cigarette and is used to inhale a usually nicotine-containing vapor

Note: Electronic cigarettes contain a liquid solution typically consisting of nicotine, various chemical substances (such as propylene glycol or glycerol), and often flavoring. The solution is heated by the battery producing the aerosol or vapor inhaled by the user.

Examples of electronic cigarette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web National City does not have a vaping or electronic cigarette-specific ban, but its municipal code does not allow smoking in areas such as open-air dining locations. San Diego Union-Tribune, "National City pushes decision on cannabis ordinance to May," 13 Apr. 2021 The plan backed by state Senate Republicans for the new tax on electronic cigarette liquids and devices, however, is being lambasted by health advocates as inadequate to discourage vaping. chicagotribune.com, "Proposed new Indiana vaping products tax blasted as ‘measly’," 9 Apr. 2021 Prior to the virus outbreak, much of the focus was on the alarming rise in electronic cigarette use among high schoolers and middle schoolers. Matthew Perrone, Star Tribune, "Did COVID-19 stress, uncertainty stall anti-smoking push?," 28 Mar. 2021 The cameras began rolling as the unsuspecting Fox News host puffed away at a Juul electronic cigarette. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, "Sean Hannity caught vaping following commercial break," 19 Mar. 2021 Legislation passed by the House of Representatives to ban flavored electronic cigarettes would outlaw the flavored tobaccos used in hookah pipes. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "House-passed legislation would ban hookah tobacco," 4 Mar. 2020 All patients had used an electronic cigarette or another vaping device. CBS News, "8th vaping-related death reported as illnesses top 500 nationwide," 19 Sep. 2019 The new rules do not apply to vaping or electronic cigarettes at this time. al, "Birmingham December Briefs: Ice rink, new retail, and CityWalk BHM," 6 Dec. 2019 The Empire State has now raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 years old, from 18. USA TODAY, "‘Embracing tree,’ buffalo retirement, castaway cows: News from around our 50 states," 14 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'electronic cigarette.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of electronic cigarette

2003, in the meaning defined above

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28 Apr 2021

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“Electronic cigarette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20cigarette. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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electronic cigarette

noun
variants: or e-cigarette \ ˈē-​ˈsi-​gə-​ˌret How to pronounce electronic cigarette (audio) \ also e-cig \ ˈē-​ˌsig How to pronounce electronic cigarette (audio) \

Medical Definition of electronic cigarette

: a battery-operated device that is typically designed to resemble a traditional cigarette and is used to inhale nicotine vapor Another new product is the electronic cigarette (e-cigarette), a battery-powered device that aerosolizes nicotine for inhalation but does not burn tobacco.— Nancy A. Rigotti, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 17 Oct. 2012 — see vape

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