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Definition of Cigarette

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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