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Definition of Cigarette

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Cigarette: A small roll of finely cut tobacco enclosed in a wrapper of thin paper designed for smoking.

"Cigarettes are the only product sold on the free market that, when used as directed, can kill people." (L Chasan-Taber & M Stampfer, New Engl J Med 2001;345:1841-2)

The word "cigarette" is the French diminutive of "cigare" (cigar), from the Spanish "cigarro."

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