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 Vaping is the term often used to describe the act of using an electronic cigarette. Anchorage Daily News, 22 July 2022 In September, the FDA banned the sale of hundreds of thousands of vaping and electronic cigarette products but did not rule on Juul, which came under fire for its appeal to youth vapers. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 23 June 2022 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2018, 14.9% of U.S. adults had ever used an electronic cigarette, and 3.2% were current users. Melissa Patrick, The Courier-Journal, 25 Oct. 2021 For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette to be sold in the United States, a significant turn in one of the most contentious public health debates in decades. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Oct. 2021 For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the selling of an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. CBS News, 13 Oct. 2021 Nation/World WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes. Matthew Perrone, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Oct. 2021 The Food and Drug Administration for the first time on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette to be sold in the United States, a significant turn in one of the most contentious public health debates in decades. Matt Richtel, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 The assistant principal then looked through the car, which was registered to the girl’s father, and found the marijuana shake, plastic baggies with marijuana residue, another electronic cigarette and a small knife. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of electronic cigarette

2003, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electronic cigarette was in 2003

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“Electronic cigarette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electronic%20cigarette. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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 — see vape

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