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[...] A ubiquitous British slang word for a cigarette is also an offensive slur in the States. But if social media is anything to go by, the nicotine taboos run deeper than vocabulary.

Specifically, I’ve noticed regular tweets from US-based accounts which express surprise, amusement or even disgust about older people vaping. Examples include: “Seeing old people vaping will never not be funny to me,” “Anyone else cringe x 10 when they see old people vaping?” and “Old people vaping is just as shocking as babies smoking cigarettes.”