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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So all the quitting campaigns and programs targeted at smokers aren't actually speaking to people who vape. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "So, You Want to Quit Vaping...," 1 Feb. 2019 Makers of vaping devices say their products are intended for use by adults, particularly smokers who would like to cut back on regular cigarettes by switching to a less-toxic alternative. Karen Kaplan, The Seattle Times, "Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use," 18 Dec. 2018 So, Juul will continue to walk the line between promoting their product to help cigarette smokers and selling it to the already addicted youth. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Here’s Everything You Need To Know About the Juul Flavor Ban," 15 Nov. 2018 There was a case in Broward County in 2005 where the judge ruled that secondhand smoke was a nuisance and ordered the smoker to stop. Gary M. Singer,, "Ask a real estate pro: Neighbor's smoking is getting into my unit. What can I do?," 22 June 2018 Tomatoes were shockingly good coming off the smoker. Drew Magary, GQ, "Why You Can, and Should, Smoke Basically Everything in Your Fridge," 27 May 2018 The company says the product produces a level of nicotine similar to a traditional cigarette in order to satisfy cigarette smokers who switch to vaping. Kate Zernike, New York Times, "F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers," 24 Apr. 2018 Boehner, an avid cigarette smoker, has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis company. Washington Post, "Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana," 20 Apr. 2018 Vapers had similar levels of the heavy metals — except cadmium — as the smokers. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Is vaping better than smoking? Scientists studied pee to find out," 14 Dec. 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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