electronic cigarette

noun
variants: or e-cigarette \ ˈē-​ˌsi-​gə-​ˈret How to pronounce e-cigarette (audio) , -​ˈsi-​gə-​ˌret \ or less commonly e-cig \ ˈē-​ˌsig How to pronounce e-cig (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 Officers found Aguirre about 2:20 p.m. Nov. 11 lying on his back in his bed with a poker chip in his right hand and an electronic cigarette in the other, police reports said. Connor Van Ligten, azcentral, "Student's drug-related death is ASU's first known fentanyl incident, university says," 30 Jan. 2020 The agency is recommending that people do not use any electronic cigarettes or vaping products that contain THC, especially those obtained from friends, family members or black market dealers. Mike Stobbe, chicagotribune.com, "Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak," 9 Dec. 2019 The agency is recommending that people do not use any electronic cigarettes or vaping products that contain THC, especially those obtained from friends, family members or black market dealers. Washington Post, "Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak," 6 Dec. 2019 The agency is recommending that people do not use any electronic cigarettes or vaping products that contain THC, especially those obtained from friends, family members or black market dealers. Mike Stobbe, Anchorage Daily News, "Vaping brands associated with outbreak of lung illness identified by federal health officials," 6 Dec. 2019 No single ingredient, electronic cigarette or vaping device has been linked to all the illnesses. South Florida Sun Sentinel Wire Services, sun-sentinel.com, "Vaping illnesses rise to 1,888 in US with pace picking up again," 2 Nov. 2019 No single ingredient, electronic cigarette or vaping device has been linked to all the illnesses. CBS News, "Vaping-related illnesses across U.S. rise to 1,888," 31 Oct. 2019 No single ingredient, electronic cigarette or vaping device has been linked to all the illnesses. BostonGlobe.com, "NEW YORK — Fewer reports of vaping illnesses are coming in, but US health officials say they are not sure what to make of it.," 25 Oct. 2019 Also under the city’s new rules, no one retailer can sell more than two electronic cigarettes or four associated products, including refills, to any one person in a 24-hour period. Sam Lounsberry, The Denver Post, "Boulder’s flavored vaping ban kicks in, takes quick toll," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of electronic cigarette

2003, in the meaning defined above

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25 Feb 2020

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“Electronic cigarette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20cigarette. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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electronic cigarette

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