nonsmoking

adjective
non·​smok·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈsmō-kiŋ How to pronounce nonsmoking (audio) \

Definition of nonsmoking

1 : not permitting smoking the nonsmoking section of a restaurant
2 : not smoking especially : not having the habit of smoking tobacco … he proclaimed that smokers were hurting not just themselves but their nonsmoking neighbors … — Otto Friedrich

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The researchers looked at nonsmoking youth from 2013 to 2016 and found that 35.4% of those ages 3 to 17 had been exposed to secondhand smoke, which can involve inhaling smoke from burning cigarettes, cigars and pipes. Allen Kim, CNN, "Over a third of American kids who don't smoke are exposed to it anyways, study finds. Most are below the poverty line.," 15 Aug. 2019 The pet-friendly, nonsmoking hotel features 310 rooms, sleek decor — and a sauna and steam room for post-climbing relaxation. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 The pet-friendly, nonsmoking hotel features 310 rooms, sleek decor — and a sauna and steam room for post-climbing relaxation. Washington Post, "Why you should visit Columbus, Ohio," 13 June 2019 The pet-friendly, nonsmoking hotel features 310 rooms, sleek decor, and a sauna and steam room for post-climbing relaxation. Erin E. Williams, Dallas News, "Stunning vistas, modern museums and great food make Reno a solid bet," 2 July 2019 The law also takes away the option to designate smoking and nonsmoking areas and expands the definition of smoking to include synthetic marijuana and other plant products. Anna Staver, The Denver Post, "Vaping in and near public buildings is now banned in Colorado," 1 July 2019 The pet-friendly, nonsmoking hotel features 310 rooms, sleek decor — and a sauna and steam room for post-climbing relaxation. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "Stunning vistas, modern museums, quirky shops make Reno a favorite for tourists," 22 June 2019 Lucille Roberts, the nonsmoking owner of a women's fitness chain, died from lung cancer , and Jerome Rodale, the organic-food devotee and creator of Prevention magazine, suffered a heart attack. Rachel Newcomb, chicagotribune.com, "Americans have resolved to live forever or die in the attempt," 8 May 2018 And instead of helping smokers quit, Juul captured the nonsmoking teen market. Julia Belluz, Vox, "7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2018," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of nonsmoking

1851 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nonsmoking

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nonsmoking

used to describe a place where people are not allowed to smoke
of a person : not having the habit of smoking

nonsmoking

adjective
non·​smok·​ing | \ (ˈ)nän-ˈsmō-kiŋ\

Kids Definition of nonsmoking

: reserved for the use of nonsmokers I prefer the nonsmoking section of the restaurant.

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