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There are videos of people exhaling thick clouds and doing many tricks with them if you type the word vaping in Google.

This might look strange or weird to you, but this is a new subculture of smoking. Vaping is the act of exhaling and inhaling vapour from a vaporizer. The best example of a vaporizer is an e-cigarette.

If you watch DJ Khaled's music video 'Do You Mind' featuring Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future & Rick Ross you can see the chubby DJ smoking a shiny e-cigarette.

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An e-cigarette kit in DJ Khaled's video

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An e-cigarette is the most popular type of vaporizer but there are others such as box mod, oil vaporizer, wax vaporizer, and dry herb vaporizer. When you see people puffing out large clouds of vapour on YouTube they are mostly using these vaporizers.

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A Box Mod

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At the 2016 SAG Awards, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio was seen puffing on a strange object. The environmental friendly movie star was vaping and this was probably the first mainstream shot of the alternative sub-culture.

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Leonardo DiCaprio vaping at the 2016 SAG Awards

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Vaping has been around way before 'The Revenant' movie star jumped on it. It started in the 1960s with the emergence of an early version of electronic cigarettes invented by Herbert Gilbert.

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Herbert Gilbert

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In 2000, the e-cigarettes that are in use today was created by Hon Lik. Now an electronic cigarette is a device that vaporizes a flavoured liquid known as e-liquid. Smoking an e-cigarette is called vaping because of the vapour that is inhaled and exhaled during this process.

This alternative to smoking tobacco has caught on in America and Europe with the establishment of several vaping clubs. It has also become a lifestyle for many hipsters. Because of the large vapour that is exhaled when vaping, many e-cig smokers create vaping clouds that have become a cool trend.

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A vape trick

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Apart from vaping looking good and being trendy, it is also a safer option than cigarette smoking. On the health side of things, vaping has been declared 95% safer than smoking by Public Health England. Vaping is known to have helped cigarette smokers to quit and also contains fewer toxins found in cigarettes.

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E-cigs are now being sold on online retail stores in Nigeria

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There are already e-cig shops in Lagos, Nigerians and a few people have been spotted with e-cigs and vaporizers in public. It might take a while before it fully catches on and replaces cigarettes but it is never too early too start taking care of your body.

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