n. A teenager who smokes cigarettes.
Teenagers are more likely to start smoking if their favourite film stars are smokers.
—Matthew Hart, “Film star smokers blamed for nico-teen addicts,” Courier Mail, February 26, 2001
Oscar Velasquez was 13 when he took his first puff on a cigarette. It made him cough, but that didn't stop him from trying another — and another and another and another.
—Barri Bronston, “Nico-teens,” The Times-Picayune, March 14, 1994
1992 (earliest)
Smoking is gross — you may as well lick an ashtray.

Hip people, like Joey Lawrence (Blossom) and Karyn Parsons (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), wouldn't dream of smoking. Smart people like Surgeon General Antonia Novello say smoking is dumb.

These are the messages of NICO-TEEN, The Don't Smoke Magazine, which takes an MTV approach to the anti-smoking educational campaign being waged in schools.
—Anita Manning, “No-smoking message teens subscribe to,” USA Today, September 03, 1992
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