I’ve always thought that e-cigs were a wonderfully subversive idea: a cigarette without any smoke. I had to have one. They wind up the antis no end.
But mostly they either look like cigarettes, or like mini Dyson vacuum cleaners. But not this one:
It’s a work of art.
The masterpiece – which took four and a half months to create – is laden with 246 flawless two-carat clear crystal diamonds each worth £1,800.
It hadn’t occurred to me before to think of e-cigs as fashion accessories. What if those 246 diamonds all lit up when the e-cig was inhaled? That would be cool. And what if the back-lit diamonds spelt out a text message? Even cooler. And what if….?
Which reminds me that I came across a vaper who has realised – unlike quite a few other vapers – that vapers and smokers are both in the same boat.
The mammoth problem with vapers is that we are inextricably linked to smokers. Vaping is banned where smoking is banned. The single most important problem is the smoking ban. The smoking ban is not logical. The smoking ban is not anything to do with health. The smoking ban is a method of persecution against one quarter of the population of our country. This law needs to be reassessed. Smoking rooms or protected areas for smokers should be enforced. Smoking in open places cannot be banned for any reason, especially if the motive is persecution against one quarter of the population that sets people one against the other, that causes deep social division, loneliness and suffering. This cannot be legal.
Until the anti smoking industry is put in its place, there will be the same persecution against vapers.
The smoking ban is the beginning and the end of it.
Every vapour that trashes smoking is shooting themselves in the foot Every vaper that supports the anti smoking industry is shooting themselves in the foot. Smoking or vaping is a personal choice under threat from tyrannical legislation.
It could also be said that anyone who smokes anything at all is shooting themselves in the foot if they trash smoking tobacco. Many cannabis ‘joints’ are rolled using a) tobacco, b) cigarette papers, and lit using c) cigarette lighters. They’re basically cigarettes with an extra added ingredient. If and when tobacco becomes illegal, all those items are going to vanish. And anyone who smokes anything is going to find life has just got much harder. And also that their preferred smokes will stand out like sore thumbs, in ways they never used to when they could hide among smokers.
Anyway, thinking some more about e-cigs as fashion accessories which just look super-cool, what would they do about something that looked a bit like the diamond e-cig above, and had a multi-LED tip which lit up like a christmas tree when dragged on, but which had no nicotine in it at all, so that all a user breathed in was air?
Would they ban that too?