vape

verb
\ˈvāp \
vaped; vaping

Definition of vape 

: to inhale vapor through the mouth from a usually battery-operated electronic device (such as an electronic cigarette) that heats up and vaporizes a liquid or solid This electronic cigarette … contains a small reservoir of liquid nicotine solution that is vaporized to form an aerosol mist. The user "vapes," or puffs on the vapor, to get a hit of the addictive nicotine …— John Tierney When a person tokes, eats or vapes cannabis, a wave of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, washes into the brain.— Laura Sanders

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Other Words from vape

vaper noun
The problem is that little is known about the precise dangers of being in the same space as a vaper indulging their e-habit. — Amber Dance

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The action comes one week after the FDA disclosed a nationwide crackdown on underage sales of Juul e-cigarettes, which have become popular among some teenagers as a way to vape at school and in public. BostonGlobe.com, "Senators band together to fight closure of Boston office that handles federal employee rights," 2 May 2018 Some studies have also shown that kids who vape may be more likely to use other tobacco products. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Vaping Is the New Smoking. Is That a Good Thing?," 21 June 2018 The action comes one week after the FDA disclosed a nationwide crackdown on underage sales of Juul e-cigarettes, which have become popular among some teenagers as a way to vape at school and in public. BostonGlobe.com, "Senators band together to fight closure of Boston office that handles federal employee rights," 2 May 2018 That means millions of Americans vape, either consistently or sporadically — and there’s evidence that the number is rising. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Here's What Scientists Do—And Don't—Know About E-Cigarettes," 30 May 2018 Study results vary: research published last year in BMJ showed that vaping may help smokers quit, but another study done by the CDC showed that most adults who vape to quit also keep smoking regular cigarettes. Alessandra Potenza, The Verge, "Money’s better than e-cigs or nicotine gum at helping smokers quit, study says," 23 May 2018 Some teens use e-cigs to vape THC or other illicit substances. Wendy Stephen, Ph.d., miamiherald, "Talk with your teens about the risks of synthetic drugs | Miami Herald," 8 May 2018 The action comes one week after the FDA disclosed a nationwide crackdown on underage sales of Juul e-cigarettes, which have become popular among some teenagers as a way to vape at school and in public. BostonGlobe.com, "Senators band together to fight closure of Boston office that handles federal employee rights," 2 May 2018 The action comes one week after the FDA disclosed a nationwide crackdown on underage sales of Juul e-cigarettes, which have become popular among some teenagers as a way to vape at school and in public. BostonGlobe.com, "Senators band together to fight closure of Boston office that handles federal employee rights," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of vape

1999, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vape

short for vapor entry 1, in reference to the aerosol produced by the cigarette, by analogy with smoke entry 2

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The first known use of vape was in 1999

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vape

verb
\ˈvāp \
vaped; vaping

Medical Definition of vape 

intransitive verb

: to inhale and exhale vapor from an electronic cigarette or similar device like someone smoking a conventional cigarette

transitive verb

: to inhale or exhale the vapor of

Other Words from vape

vaper noun
Vapers can inhale huge numbers of very small aerosol particles into the lung's tiniest airways. — Janet Raloff, Science News, 28 June 2014

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