"The electronic cigarette lounge on Bedford Avenue may soon be able to serve beer and wine after the local community board's State Liquor Authority committee unanimously approved its license application Monday night. Being able to serve beer and wine will let MoVapes offer 'vapers' — as e-cigarette smokers are sometimes known — a laidback place to use the nicotine devices, owner Dr. Sathish Modugu told the board. 'It’s not about alcohol, it’s about the hobby of vaping,' he said, reassuring locals that MoVapes would stop serving alcohol if it gets too rowdy."
"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!'"
"E-cigarettes have become a smoking-hot topic. They’ve sparked a variety of debates, about everything from how they are marketed to where they should be allowed to be used. But something’s been lost in the haze: E-cigarettes are fascinating technological objects. Blow past the big names like NJoy and Tru and you’ll discover that e-cigarettes have spawned a 'vaping' subculture." [Via]
"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]
"I blow out a Bavarian cream vape, and it smells like Christmas at grandma’s house," says an adult male who presumably has a terrific sense of humor about the absurdity of the world and his place in it.
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 [...]