electronic cigarette

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Electronic cigarettes

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪˌlɛkˈtʃɹɑːnɪk ˈsɪɡɚˌɛt/


electronic cigarette (plural electronic cigarettes)

  1. A cylindrical battery-powered device that provides inhaled doses of nicotine by way of a vaporized solution.
    • 2015 January 18, Sally Satel, “Will the F.D.A. kill off e-cigs? [print version: International New York Times, 20 January 2015, p. 6]”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that convert a solution of nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that can be inhaled, or "vaped," have the potential to wean a vast number of smokers off cigarettes. [] The problem is, not enough smokers are switching to e-cigarettes, despite their relative safety – and understandably so. Smokers are barraged with news about inaccurate labeling, shoddy counterfeits and poorly made e-cigarettes that emit toxins and cancer-causing chemicals in vapor.