Breathe in, breathe out. TheÂ Oxford DictionariesÂ Word of the Year is:Â â€˜Vape.â€™
vape,Â verb:Â Inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
vape,Â noun:Â An electronic cigarette or similar device; an act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
According to Oxford Dictionaries editors, use of the word â€œvapeâ€ in 2014 has shot up to more than double its use in 2013. It arrived just in time to fill the gap left by the word â€œsmokingâ€ as many switched to electronic cigarettes,Â now a multi-million dollar industry. A â€œvaping lexiconâ€ has sprung up around the word, with phrases like â€œvape penâ€ and â€œvape shopâ€ also increasing in popularity.