smok·​er | \ ˈsmō-kər How to pronounce smoker (audio) \

Definition of smoker

1 : one that smokes
2 : a railroad car or compartment in which smoking is allowed
3 : an informal social gathering for men

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But there is little evidence that e-cigarettes are effective for helping smokers quit., "Melania Trump recently tweeted her concerns over the combination of children and vaping.," 12 Sep. 2019 The Trump administration also has been studying how much tobacco-flavored vaping helps adult smokers quit traditional cigarettes. James F. Peltz, Los Angeles Times, "Trump plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes," 11 Sep. 2019 But there is little evidence that e-cigarettes are effective for helping smokers quit. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump administration will push for ban on flavors used in e-cigarettes," 11 Sep. 2019 This includes current smokers and those who have quit within the past 15 years. Richard Gunderman, The Conversation, "The test that could save the life of a long-time smoker you know," 2 Sep. 2019 The vaping startup has advertised itself as a way for traditional smokers to quit, and has attracted a $13 billion investment from Altria Group on its way to dominating the market. Anna Edney, Fortune, "Juul and Other E-Cigarette Devices Are Under Investigation by the FDA as Possible Cause of Seizures," 29 Aug. 2019 Gottlieb’s FDA also delayed from 2018 to 2022 an Obama-era deadline requiring e-cigarette–makers to submit products for premarketing review, reasoning that this would give the industry time to develop in ways that help adult smokers quit. Charles Piller, Science | AAAS, "Exclusive: FDA enforcement actions plummet under Trump," 2 July 2019 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 Instead, cities have tried several other tricks to get smokers to quit littering. Dan Sweeney,, "Is it time to ban beach smoking?," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of smoker

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of smoker was in 1599

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English Language Learners Definition of smoker

: a person who smokes cigarettes, cigars, etc.
: a piece of equipment used for smoking foods


smok·​er | \ ˈsmō-kər How to pronounce smoker (audio) \

Medical Definition of smoker

: a person who smokes habitually

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