Sorry, “bae.” Looks like the Oxford English Dictionary just left you in a cloud of chicken and waffles-scented smoke. Days ago the epitome of the printed English language named “vape,” meaning to inhale and exhale the vapor produced from an electronic cigarette as their 2014 word of the year.
2014 could very well be the founding of the e-cig dynasty, y’all. You’ve noticed it too, I’m sure. All those boarded up Blockbuster Video and Honey Baked Ham locations reincarnated overnight as Vape Escapes and Vapor Huts. It’s maj cray. But let’s not get it completely twisted. Vaping is not smoking. Vaping is more like that saber-toothed cat on The Flintstones: Just when you thought you put smoking outside for good, it jumps back in through the window like an asshole.
Admittedly, e-cigarettes are clever devices. The tobacco-less vapor trend took off after heavy restrictions were placed on smoking indoors at places like bars and daycares. Now, without the threat of harmful secondhand smoke, “vapers” can vape virtually anywhere. Don’t believe me? Try strolling through your local community college or outlet mall without getting blasted in the face with a hot load of tube smog. It’s fabulous.
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VAPERS GON VAPE!