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“Cloud hunters” and “Substitutes”: the subculture of the electronic cigarette

The electronic cigarette is not just a tool to quit smoking. It is also an aggregator of friendships, habits, gestures. What was only perceived by vaping enthusiasts to date has now been put on paper in a recent Norwegian university publication. The Norwegian academics Rikke Tokle (Norwegian Institute of Health) and Willy Pedersen (University of Oslo) observed for four years – from 2014 to 2018 – the habits of consumers of electronic cigarettes, attending their own meeting points and participating in discussions on forum. The result is a sociological treatise that for the first time places the vaper in a subculture divided into two identities: the Cloud Hunter and the Substitute.

The Hunter of Clouds is characterized by four dominant elements: the desire for protagonism during the gesture of vaping; the sense of belonging to a community, even through the use of shared symbols; the public and indiscriminate defense of vaping; the constant search for high performance tools. In essence, it is the profile of the enthusiast that has found in the vaping an activity if not principal, at least collateral to its own, able to fill up most of the day. Often the cloud hunter is politically committed to improving the regimes of vape and aims to become a reference point for his community. He often uses technical terms in English even though he does not know the literal meaning.

The Substitute is instead the one who limits himself to considering the electronic cigarette as a mere tool to reduce the consumption of tobacco, until it stops altogether. The goal is to stop smoking through a more pragmatic way, avoiding further health risks and escaping the stigma of smoking and managing nicotine addiction. It uses sporadic discussion forums and when it does it is to ask for information on the correct use or functioning of the electronic cigarette, not to be updated on the legislation or on new commercial proposals. Instead, he has a high regard for the reference retailer, a person who places all expectations on smoking cessation.

Evertrust, a new vape shop in the heart of the capital

A new electronic cigarette store is about to open in the heart of the capital. On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 Evertrust will be inaugurated , the vape store in Via Mameli 33/34 in Trastevere, a historic district frequented by tourists and Romans alike, an area of ​​nightlife and Capitoline artistic creativity.

The restaurant located on two levels is thought to be not only a sales point but also a meeting place for vaper and enthusiasts. In addition to the inevitable exhibition area of ​​products, in fact, Evertrustit also offers a comfortable relaxation area where the vaper can spend time and socialize, perhaps confronting the new atom or the new bottom feeder box loaded with the liquid of the moment. The colonial-style furnishings combine effectively with the industrial architecture of the premises.

Evertrust_bancone.jpgThe second level of the store is reserved to the decentralized administrative offices of Vaporart, the company whose Evertrust is an official Store. ” We will be open until late at night – explains Roberto Bringandì , co-owner of the sales point – so as to provide an alternative meeting point for the more classic wine bars or breweries “.

The choice of design and furniture accessories was entrusted toMoira Colonna . ” We have chosen a very particular style that fits well in the artistic creativity of Trastevere. The furniture has been selected and imported directly from India “. A Rocco Mastrogiovanni and Carlotta Caravacci the task of welcoming and satisfying customers, accompanying them in choosing the right hardware or liquid that best suits their tastes. The brothers Stefano and Gianluca Giorgetti, founders and owners of Vaporart will also be present at the inauguration (both Saturday and Sunday starting at 4 pm).

Preventing Weight loss diet

According to the Daily Mail, when the mother of three children, Mary Corrigan began to lose her hair felt very bad. My stay was almost bald Corrigan hat comes out. He was admitted to the cosmetologist, but they said they could not help him. Mary from that moment he developed his own problem-solving.

After a long research of marine animals like to eat meat rich in iron of mussels and clams (cockle), venison and leafy green vegetables including ‘allowing the regrowth of hair on a diet’ has developed.
The first 4 months did not just hair but the hair has thickened and strengthened further.
Corrigan, ‘My hair four years ago, portions of my head began to pour starting from the rear. This loss has increased dramatically within a few months. I consult a doctor immediately, but my blood tests came out normal and I was recommended to stay away from stress. began to research the causes of them. I saw how important it was for serum iron and iron storage protein in the hair. Hair loss can start in less than 40 mg of iron stores are experiencing problems. Mine was 19 mg. Many dermatologists for hair roots indicate that this ratio should be 80 mg, “he said.
Sugar-free in terms of iron-rich food diet regain their hair by Mary Corrigan, says at least 15 mg of iron a day, every woman needs.
Here is a simple menu:
Breakfast foods including fortified cereals and orange juice.
Lunch of a ham sandwich, wholemeal bread, and salad.
Evening paella made with shellfish such as mussels or deer meat burgers and watercress, lettuce, peppers, tomato, and pumpkin seed salad dinner.