First E-Cigarette Coffee Shop Opens in London

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First E-Cigarette Coffee Shop Opens in London
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This cafe in London is puff-friendly, and encourages "vaping"--which enthusiasts claim is a lot safer than smoking an actual cigarette.

Puffing on a cigarette may have gone out of favor as many cities, states, and even countries are starting to ban smoking in public, but it looks like smoking is back in vogue with the e-cigarette.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated cigarette-like devices that simulate smoking but don’t contain any actual tobacco, and only give “vapers” a hit of nicotine..

London has taken a crack at the popularity of the e-cigarette and has launched the first e-cigarette coffee shop called Vape Lab, where vapor-smokers can puff various flavors of e-cigarettes while drinking their cup of coffee in peace. Speaking of coffee, Vape Lab will be serving Union Hand-Roasted coffee at their shop.

Vape Lab is located in the Shoreditch neighborhood in London, and is supposed to cater to young Londoners, according to The Guardian.

"Here in London, it's a young market: you see people here with disposable cigarettes and they will switch to electronic cigarettes,” co- owner Jonathan Cadeilhan told The Guardian.  “In five years' time, there will be no more tobacco."

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi

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