Green’s Dictionary of Slang

student n.

1. (drugs) an inexperienced or novice drug-taker.

[US]D. Maurer ‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 1 in AS XI:2 126/2: student. An amateur addict who has difficulty in establishing the habit satisfactorily.
[US]N. Algren Man with the Golden Arm 25: On a quarter grain a week a man was still just a student.
[US]J.E. Schmidt Narcotics Lingo and Lore.

2. (US Und.) a political heeler, living off the city payroll.

[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).

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In compounds

student’s lamp (n.)

(US) a cigarette.

[US]Ade ‘Hickey Boy and the Grip’ in In Babel 107: ‘But you have recovered sufficiently to smoke a cigarette.’ ‘Gee ! I need my student’s lamp now and then, no matter how rocky I’m feelin’.’ .
[UK]Greenock Teleg. 24 Apr. 4/6: Yankee Slang [...] ‘burning a student’s lamp,’ smoking a cigarette.