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F E AT U R E Sociological Vaping: A Declaration of Tactful Insight 1st Edition W o r d s & P h o t o s b y To n y O t t o m a n e l l i I I “Who are the Vapers?” may very well be a research question in which I'm attempting to answer with pure honesty and raw data via ethnographic social research. Yet, I already have much to declare. A Vaping Lifestyle is not just a life only defined by an act of Vaping by using vape devices to deliver nicotine and exhale the biggest clouds of vapor. Vapers are more than just those who vape. Vapers are full of a plentiful plethora of intangible qualities. We are the Vapers. We are united. We are passionate. We are sociable. We are citizens. We are dream makers. We are cloud chasers. We are advocates. We are juice tasters. We are constituents. We are connected. We are different. We are the same. We are ordinary. We are extraordinary. We are educated. We are creative. We are Modders. We are honest. We are intelligent. We are dedicated. We are relentless. We are brave. We are vulnerable. We are the truth. We are coil-builders. We are strong. We are infinite. We are the “Vaping helped me quit smoking cancerous cigarettes and abusing tobacco. Thus, Vaping works, so, I believe in it and plan to stand up for it.” 92 VAPOUROUND MAGAZINE USA answer. We are everlasting. We are compassionate. We are respectful. We are altruistic. We are change. We are a movement. We are THE VAPERS! From this, I can only conclude that vapers are unified and share many of the same exact beliefs: “Vaping helped me quit smoking cancerous cigarettes and abusing tobacco. Thus, Vaping works, so, I believe in it and plan to stand up for it.” I would certainly agree with those beliefs, if I didn’t, I’d still be smoking. I played basketball my entire life and in the off season, I would chain-smoke, but