"In a city where the technocratic mayor prides himself on making decisions based on the evidence, the proposed ban [on electronic cigarettes] produced one of the most scientifically vague and emotionally charged health committee hearings in recent memory. Anyone who used the word 'smoke' or 'smoking to refer to electronic cigarettes, which typically contain nicotine, was instantly corrected by audience members hissing 'Vapor!' and 'Vaping!'"
"Vaping Is the Fanboy-Charged Future of Cigarettes and Weed," is a headline I just read that helped me feel a lot better about the fact that I won't be around all that much longer. [Via]
People are always saying things on the Internet all the time. But they are such teases. We like details. So we have to ask.
Only in NY: Broke down & asked to bum my yearly cig from some suits outside a hotel, turns out they're e-cig marketers at a convention.
— Rachel Syme (@rachsyme) October 3, 2013
Rachel! So what happened here? First of all, I blame this balmy Indian summer that we have been having in New York—I mean, 75 degrees after dark in October? END TIMES—but it was just such a glorious, clear night out and I was having one of those solo walks through [...]