This is a genuine conversation that unfolded in a train station yesterday….
MAN. Oi! You cant smoke there.
ME. I’m not smoking mate its a vape.
MAN. Yeah but that’s the same thing.
ME. Its not mate. Its a very different thing. I’m totally with you on the smoking thing though. We should just have them all shot.
MAN.(After looking a bit confused). Look just cos its electronic doesn’t make it different. There’s still secondary smoke.…
ME. There isn’t mate it vapour. Look what comes out of your kettle.
It was around this point I realised this was a debate I could never win.