smok·​er | \ˈsmō-kər \

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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Four of them had been smokers, but none of them had any chronic diseases or were on prescription meds. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Healthy tissues in older people carry a lot of cancer-promoting mutations," 26 Oct. 2018 Of those, about 890,000 deaths are non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke. Yuri Kageyama, The Seattle Times, "Philip Morris woos puff-happy Japan for post-smoking era," 23 Oct. 2018 Founded in New York in 1974, High Times magazine, with its glossy close-up photos of marijuana plants, growing tips and tales of outlaw culture, became the de facto weed bible for generations of pot smokers. Adam Tschorn,, "Lawmakers retreat from 'zero tolerance' policy for young motorists who use pot," 13 Apr. 2018 According to the health department, only two percent of tobacco sales helps produce 90 percent of new smokers. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Akron City Council hears health experts as it mulls raising the legal age to buy tobacco to 21," 20 Mar. 2018 The Centers for Disease Control report that nearly nine out of 10 smokers began using tobacco by age 18. Karen Pearlman,, "Lemon Grove looking into retail tobacco ordinance," 20 Mar. 2018 The staff have encyclopedic knowledge of Texas barbecue, with fourth generation pitmasters who tend the state-of-the-art smokers. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best BBQ in Austin," 27 Feb. 2018 That gives tobacco investors time to figure out whether U.S. menthol smokers are likely to quit, switch to traditional tobacco or opt for alternatives. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "FDA Menthol Ban Will Be a Slow Burn," 20 Nov. 2018 Marijuana smokers are not going to attack and kill a cop. German Lopez, Vox, "The case for marijuana legalization," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of smoker

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Medical Definition of smoker 

: a person who smokes habitually

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