A record number of text messages have been sent by smokers who want to pass the time over a cigarette while banished to outside venues. ...
Experts have now dubbed the phenomenon 'smexting'.
—Mark Prigg, "Smoking ban leads to surge in texting," The Evening Standard, August 7, 2007
Hence the arrival of a new "trend" for "smexting": an increased number of text messages being sent because smokers (now forced to hang outside since the adoption of a smoking ban in England on July 1) are spending their time tapping away on their mobile phones.
—Bobbie Johnson, "What the hell is smexting?," The Guardian, August 6, 2007
—"Smokers Turn To Their Phones As They're Sent Outside," Orange Mobile, August 5, 2007
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