The vape of things to come?

The vape of things to come?

Long touted as the alternative to smoking, vaping is now coming under attack from observers who insist that it carries health dangers of its own. And all the while, Big Tobacco waits patiently in the wings

You step outside, coffee or tea in your hand, and brace yourself against the cold. You pull out the small box, olive green these days, and flick the little tab of cellophane on the side with your fingernail and rip it all the way round the lid. The cellophane makes a tiny crinkling sound as you pull it off and scrunch it up and squeeze it between the holes in the grid of the outdoor ashtray. You flip the lid of the pack, listening for the soft snap of the cardboard. Your finger searches for the loosest one, you pull it out, and it makes a tiny sound like someone hushing you in a library.

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