A battery powered device that emits a flavored fog containing nicotine (if the user prefers it) when inhaled. It is an alternative to real cigarettes, and contains no tobacco, tar, or the thousands of chemicals in tobacco smoke. It also produces no second hand smoke which makes it legal to smoke in most establishments.

The device uses a liquid to produce the fog. The liquid consists of pharmaceutical grade Propylene Glycol, flavorings, and nicotine. Nicotine amounts are typically available in ranges of 0-36 mg. A small amount of users will experience an allergic reaction to PG and should discontinue use if symptoms appear. Care should be taken to keep the liquid out of reach of children and/or pets as nicotine is a poison.

The E-cig comes in various models and colors, most of which are similar to the size of actual cigarettes and cigars.

Although E-Cig and E-Cigarette are most commonly used, they are not the best terms to describe the device. A more appropriate term would be "personal vaporizer" or "personal inhaler".

by riddle80 January 14, 2009
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The cigarette that is trying to put big tobacco out of business. It's even got a corny, abbreviated name, e cig.
Here's 8 bucks, run to the gas station and get me one e cig, not two packs of cigarettes, just one e cig it's sophisticated, everybody does it and it's healthier than a real cigarette, plus it's got a cooler name. E cig that sounds like something a baseball player would smoke, a rod smokes e cigs not camel Turkish golds.
by Solid Mantis October 26, 2016
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a thing to hit and live and puff till you die
yo Tyrone pass that E cig
by kaiden the vapeore May 1, 2019
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