Dictionaries are calling vaping the act of smoking an e-cigarette. Vaping has gone mainstream and it has become the word of the year, according to Oxford.
The usage of the word vape and related terms has shown a marked increase due to the growing public debate on the public dangers and the need for regulation.
The word, which was first used in the 1980s, can be employed as a verb to mean inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by electronic cigarettes but also as a noun to refer to the devices themselves.
E-cigarettes have been produced for a decade, but the first use of the word is believed to be a 1983 magazine article by Rob Stepney which imagined the use of inhalers instead of cigarettes.
"The new habit, if it catches on, would be known as vaping," it said.
Store are popping up many places and small communities like City Island NY have both a cigar and a vape shops.