Vape: Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2014

Vape: Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2014
Vape: Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2014

Rejoice, vapers! ‘Vape’ is the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year 2014. Vaping has been in the news for some years now, as the best option to quit smoking. However, ‘vape’ being the word of the year is some of the greatest news so far. It means recognition for e-cigarette vape and vaping. Vapers from around the world who have heard the news are feeling honored and elated. The e-cigarette vape community welcomes this move by Oxford Dictionary with open arms.

For all those who don’t know the meaning of vape yet, here it goes! According to the Oxford Dictionary, the verb ‘Vape’ means, “to inhale or exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device,” while both the device and the action can also be known as a vape. ‘Vaping’ is listed as an associative noun.

Oxford Dictionaries’ says that it is 30 times more likely that you would have come across the term ‘vape’ in 2014 than in the previous year. The Oxford Dictionary blog explains that vape was the most searched word on the internet this year. April 2014, saw a peak in the usage of vape when U.K welcomed its first vape café, but New York banned it indoors.

The Oxford Dictionary blog also mentions that vaping has gone mainstream, with celebs giving it a go. In the past two years, Vape has been trending because the celebrities have openly revealed their liking for vaping, to quit smoking. Celebs are seen flaunting it everywhere, even at the award nights! One can always spot Katherine Heigl or Leonardo di Caprio with a vape pen. Now, if vape were unhealthy or uncool, the celebs wouldn’t flash it, would they?

Along with vape, terms like vape pen, vaporizer, e-juices, and vape shop are getting popular. More people have turned to vaping in the past few years, seeing it as a healthy alternative to traditional smoking.

Do you know that vape has been around for about 10 years now? It is a known smoking cessation aid. Millions of people have adopted e-cigarettes as a much safer and successful practice to stop smoking than nicotine patches, lozenges or gums.

When you vape, you choose not to smoke. There is a huge difference between the two. While everyone does know the harmful side effects of smoking, it is a habit that many people can’t seem to change. However, once you use an e-cig, or when you actually try a vape once or twice, you can be sure to say goodbye to smoking. You know why?

Vaping e-cigs improves your sense of taste, gets rid of your bad breath, gum diseases, yellow teeth and people would feel a lot more comfortable to be around you. Try a vape, and see for yourself.

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