v. To inhale and exhale the vapor produced by a non-combustible cigarette.
Other Forms
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 06, 2010
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
2005 (earliest)
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
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, January 01, 1983