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(sometimes US), cigaret
a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smoking
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i. A unit of illumination for intensity equal approximately to the luminous intensity of a 7/8-in sperm candle burning at 120 grains.
ii. The failure of a parachute to deploy because the rigging lines are fouled. Also called a cigarette or a streamer.
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final favor granted one about to die. [Pop. Cult.: Misc.]
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(Electronic-CIGARETTE) A cigarette-shaped canister filled with liquid nicotine in various potencies. A vapor is inhaled, giving the person the satisfaction of a tobacco cigarette. The user's inhalation triggers the unit to heat and atomize the liquid into a vapor. Available in rechargeable and disposable varieties, a light glows when the unit is vaporizing.

Although many people use them to help quit or cut down on smoking, e-cigarettes are designed as a tobacco substitute, and vendors naturally want perpetual customers. For regular users, their advantage is twofold: they are healthier because there is no smoke and no tar, and secondly, people are able to use them in many venues where cigarettes are prohibited. Called "vaping" (for vaporizing), the various exhaled vapor aromas are mild, pleasing and nowhere near as unsavory to other people as is tobacco cigarette smoke.

The Liquid Content
Called "e-liquid," "e-juice" or "smoke juice," the liquid in an e-cigarette cartridge contains propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG), both used as food additives, along with flavoring and nicotine. The propylene glycol is thinner than the vegetable glycerin and tends to keep the heating element cleaner; however, some people can be allergic to it. The vegetable glycerin causes fewer reactions, creates thicker plumes of vapor and provides a weaker throat hit. Some brands use a mixture of the two. See e-joint.

The blu Brand
Available in various flavors, glycerin-based blu brand cartridges last about as long as a pack of regular cigarettes. The batteries are rated at a thousand recharges and the tip glows blue when vaporizing.

With the charging adapter attached at the bottom, the popular JUUL unit looks more like a strange USB drive than an e-cigarette. At the top, the nicotine cartridge is inserted.
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The interpretation of this symbol, as with all others, depends on your relationship with cigarettes. If you are a smoker or are surrounded by smokers, cigarettes may be a regular part of your daily life that has been brought into your dream state. Cigarettes could represent anything from phallic symbols and symbols of pleasure to tools of destruction. Generally, the cigarette is an object that carries social and emotional significance. When we are teenagers, we associate them with being “cool, ” daring, and defiant. For some adults they become a way of life where all emotions seem to be punctuated with cigarettes. Finally, as adults come into touch with their own physical mortality, cigarettes become dreadful objects, and smoking becomes a terrible burden and curse. When interpreting the dream with cigarettes in it, ask yourself what cigarettes mean to you.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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They were called 'coffin nails' because they had no tip and the nicotine goes straight into your lungs.
He says the same thing on "Wicked," one of eight tracks on the CD - but it's fair to assume that the woman holding all the coffin nails in the song had something to do with his being uncomfortable in the Lone Star state.
Some numbers are undoubtedly buying cheaper smokes in border states, and some have merely reduced the number of coffin nails they consume on a regular basis.
We all know smoking is bad for you, but there are far more pressing matters to deal with in our violent towns and cities than a mere packet of 20 filter tipped coffin nails.
Farmer Morebottle, who disappears outside the pub between domino games for a quick drag, will be in a spluttering rage at having to cough up an extra 11p for 20 coffin nails.
The initial "glamour" of indulging in what early on were labeled "cancer sticks" and "coffin nails" wore off.
'Back in the First World War, cigarettes were known as coffin nails.
Smokers, even if addicted, figure the pleasure derived from smoking today is more desirable than the beneficial future health effects of giving up the coffin nails. Another theory, however, says that even if smokers are happy in the present with cigarettes in their mouths, they'd be even happier in future years if they were tobacco-free.
The brief article could very well be dated March 1, 2000--seems over 80 years ago, they were very much concerned with cigarettes and their negative effects on one's health, also their concern of cigarettes' effects on "immature persons." It doesn't seem possible that "coffin nails" have had at least an 80-plus-year run without a handle being put on them regarding their adverse effect on one's health.
Although cigarettes were known as "coffin nails" as early as 1888, few smokers were convinced that the health risks were real.