v. To inhale the vapor produced by a non-combustible cigarette.
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Example Citations:
The question your editorial board should be asking is not, "Is it safe to 'vape' ?" You should be asking, "Is it safer to continue smoking tobacco cigarettes?"
—Elaine Keller, "'Vaping' is safer than smoking," USA Today, November 10, 2009

Users of e-cigarettes have coined the term "vaping" to describe their activity and distance it from smoking.
—Dion Lefler, "One way around smoking bans: Electronic cigarettes," Wichita Eagle, July 6, 2010

Earliest Citation:
The device that generates the smokeless drag is called a marijuana vaporizer. ... In the past two years, more than a dozen manufacturers have sprung up as vaporizers have wafted to the surface of the culture. Which explains the bumper sticker in an Oakland cannabis cooperative: "Got vape?"
—Joe Garofoli, "'Smokeless' medicinal pot has its advocates," The San Francisco Chronicle, June 20, 2005

Google Books returns a citation for vaping ostensibly from 1983:

There have also been experiments with a "non-combustible" cigarette, looking much like the real thing, but again delivering a metered dose of nicotine vapour to the mouth. (The new habit, if it catches on, would be known as "vaping.")
—"New Society, Volumes 65-66," New Society Ltd, 1983

However, Google Books occasionally gets publication dates wrong, so given the 22-year gap between this citation and the 2005 citation above, I'm taking this one with several grains of neological salt.

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